Rainy season begins but may not ease drought until June: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/01
By: W. T. Chen and Flor Wang

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) A highly anticipated two-month rainy season appeared to 32849047begin on Friday amid Taiwan’s worst drought in decades, with weathermen calling it a good omen for the country.

Cheng Ming-dean, director of the Central Weather Bureau’s Forecast Center, announced the arrival of this year’s monsoon rain season on his Facebook page on Friday when rain fell in New Taipei.

According to the bureau, rainfall in the city’s Xindian District reached 43.5 millimeters per hour, while that in Shenkeng and Shiding districts reached over 20 millimeters per hour.     [FULL  STORY]

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