Rain forecast to continue in southern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/18
By: Chen Wei-ting and Frances Huang

From the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) With the continued influence of southwesterly air flows and a tropical depression, rain is forecast to continue in southern Taiwan on Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

CWB forecaster Chen Chien-an (陳建安) said the weather in Taiwan, is expected to remain unstable Monday, with a chance of heavy rain or extreme heavy rain in southern and southeastern parts of the country throughout the day.

Heavy rain means accumulated rainfall of more than 80mm in 24 hours or more than 40mm of rainfall in one hour, while extreme heavy rain refers to more than 200mm in 24 hours or accumulated rainfall of more than 100mm in three hours, according to the CWB.

In other parts of the country, Chen said, rain could be lighter but the public should remain alert for occasional showers in the afternoon, while sunny skies are possible after the rain stops.    [FULL  STORY]

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