By: Wang Shu-fen and Jay Chen
Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Wind and rain are expected to pick up in eastern and northeasternTaiwan Friday afternoon as Typhoon Soudelor approaches, the Central Weather Bureau said, adding that southern Taiwan will feel the storm’s full impact Saturday.
Sixteen cities and counties are warned of extremely torrential rain or extremely heavy rain when the typhoon sweeps across Taiwan from the east, the bureau said.
The regions in Taiwan proper where extremely torrential rain — an accumulation of 350 millimeters of precipitation or more in 24 hours — is expected include: Yilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Nantou County, Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County.
The regions where extremely heavy rain is forecast — 200 millimeters or more in 24 hours — include Taipei City, Keelung City, Yunlin County, Chiayi County and Tainan City. [FULL STORY]