By: Central News Agency
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) renewed a torrential rain warning for southern Taiwan and the mountainous areas in the rest of the island Friday.
Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, along with the mountainous areas in the rest of Taiwan are expected to see 80 millimeters of rain over the next 24 hours, with the possibility of a 40-mm accumulation in one hour, according to the CWB’s warning updated 10:25 a.m.
The higher chances of rain in southern Taiwan are brought by a moist air stream from the southwest, the CWB explained.
The warning has been in place since Thursday night, and as of 11:05 a.m. Friday, 10 observation posts in the southernmost county of Pingtung have recorded rainfall between 52.5 and 110.5 millimeters since midnight. [FULL STORY]