Taiwan sees second driest winter on record: weather bureau

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/24
By: Wang Shu-fen, Kuo Chih-hsuan, Chiu Chun-chin and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan has been mostly dry since late last year,

CNA file photo

making this winter the second driest on record, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday, warning that the dry spell could last into spring.

Since the beginning of winter, there has been less rainfall around Taiwan, especially in the west of the country, the bureau said, making this the driest winter since 1963.

Weather stations in Tainan and Kaohsiung, the two largest cities in southern Taiwan, recorded no precipitation in January, the CWB said.

Since the beginning of February, the weather in Kaohsiung has remained dry, with no rain recorded by the city’s weather station, the bureau said. The northern city of Keelung also saw dry weather during the same period, it added.   [FULL  STORY]

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