Sporadic intense showers forecast for Friday, Saturday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/09
By: Chen Wei-ting, Yu Hsiao-han, Tsai Yi-chu and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) Intense showers can be expected in Taiwan over the next week, forecasters

Taipei, June 9

Taipei, June 9

said Thursday, with warning of possible flooding in some areas of the country.

Over the next two days, a stationary front in the Bashi Channel will gradually move toward Taiwan and then into the East China Sea, said Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, citing data from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

Although it is not a strong front, the warm moist air is likely to produce short intense showers, while a south wind will change to southwest, Wu said on the website of the Taipei-based Chinese Television System.

As the stationary front moves into the East China Sea north of Taiwan June 12-15, however, showers could be seen in central and southern Taiwan, said Wu.

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