CWB issues heavy rain alert in 9 counties, cities as plum rains set to pound Taiwan for 4 more days
Date: 2019/06/12 10:28
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The CWB has issued heavy rain and extremely advisory for nine counties and cities in southwest Taiwan as the plum rain front has shifted south today. A heavy rain advisory is in place for Changhua County, Yunlin County, Tainan city, and Chiayi City, while an extremely heavy rain advisory has been issued for Taichung City, Nantou County, Kaohsiung City, Chiayi County, and Pingtung County.
CWB forecaster Chen Yi-hsiu (陳依秀) said the plum rain front and southwestern winds will continue to bring unstable weather to the country, including the possibility of local heavy rain or torrential rain. Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said that convection of the stationary plum rain front could increase during the day, bringing severe weather.
Wu said that the front will gradually move north tonight and into Thursday morning (June 13), and although convection will weaken slightly, rain is still likely. From Thursday evening to Friday morning (June 14), the front will shift from north to south again, increasing convection. [FULL STORY]