Taipei deluged with extremely heavy thunderstorm

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/02
By: Chen Wei-ting, Liao Yu-yang and CNA intern William Yen

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Extremely heavy rain of 85 millimeters per hour was recorded at Zhongzheng Bridge in Taipei Wednesday afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

New Taipei’s Xindian District and Taoyuan’s Guishan District also recorded precipitation of 70 mm per hour.

In four hours, afternoon thunderstorms brought 52-124mm of rainfall to Zhongzheng Bridge, Gongguan and the CWB headquarters in Taipei; 50-96.5mm to Xindian and Yonghe districts in New Taipei; and 43.5-86mm to Guishan and Taoyuan districts in Taoyuan, the CWB said.

The bureau had issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan at around 2 p.m.    [FULL  STORY]

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