Date: May 18, 2015
By: Eric Leister, Meteorologist
A stalled out frontal boundary combined with abundant moisture will lead to widespread rain and thunderstorms from Indochina northeast through northern Vietnam, southeast China and Taiwan for much of the week ahead.
While much of this region has received only 60-90 percent of normal precipitation so far this year, the magnitude of rain expected over the next five to seven days will still result in an elevated flooding threat.
Despite the threat for flooding, the rain will be beneficial for most of Taiwan as rainfall shortages dating back to the start of 2014 have resulted in water rationing prior to last week’s heavy rain from former Typhoon Noul. [FULL STORY]