By: Flor Wang and Scully Hsiao
Taipei, May 22 (CNA) People in northern, central and southern Taiwan as well as northeastern Taiwan can expect showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday as the first weather front of this year’s monsoon season moved northward, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Friday.
The front will continue to affect Taiwan through May 31, the bureau said.
The weather front brought heavy rain to southern Taiwan on Friday evening, with one rain collection station in Taiwu Township (泰武鄉) in Pingtung County getting up to 58 millimeters of rain in a single hour.
From midnight Thursday to 9:20 p.m. Friday, 249.5 mm of water had fallen on Xidawu Mountain (西大武山) in another part of the township, the most rainfall produced in a single day anywhere in Taiwan since the current rainy season began to affect the country a week ago. [FULL STORY]