By: Chen Wei-ting, Sunrise Huang and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 21 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain warning on Sunday while some areas in Hsinchu County and New Taipei in northern Taiwan were being battered by heavy rainfall after days of unremitting heat.
The bureau reminded people living in the northern half of Taiwan and mountainous areas in the east to be on alert of sudden heavy rains, lightning and strong gusts of wind.
According to the bureau’s monitoring data, as of 6:10 p.m., a weather monitoring station in Hsinchu County’s Jianshi Township and one on New Taipei’s Sanxia District had both recorded 87 millimeters of rainfall in the previous six hours.
In the capital Taipei, 55 mm of rain fell during the same period, and heavy rainfall was also recorded in mountainous areas of Nantou County in central Taiwan and of Chiayi County and the Tainan and Kaohsiung areas in southern Taiwan. [FULL STORY]