By: Chang Hsiung-feng and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) late Wednesday said the heavy rain and extremely heavy rain that caused flooding in parts of the country earlier in the day is likely to continue in central and southern areas Thursday before subsiding Friday morning.
At a press event, the CWB forecast that cities and counties south of central Taichung city will see heavy rain or extremely heavy rain Thursday. Meanwhile, extremely heavy rain is also expected in southern Taiwan.
The rain is forecast to be heavy in coastal areas from late Wednesday to early Thursday before moving inland to mountainous areas south of Tainan City later in the day, it noted.
According to the CWB, the heavy rain alert means accumulated rainfall of 80 millimeters or more over a 24-hour period or 40 millimeters within an hour. [FULL STORY]