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Autumn rains in Tainan breaks 120-year record

Tainan’s autumn precipitation was recorded at 1,338.2 millimeter, the highest in 120 years, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

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September rains in Tainan

September rains in Tainan (CNA photo)

Tainan’s autumn precipitation was recorded at 1,338.2 millimeter, the highest in 120 years, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

CWB’s Southern Region Weather Center in Tainan has recorded a warm and wet autumn weather for Tainan, with cumulative precipitation total from September to November reaching 1,338.2 mm, far surpassing the previous record of 1956, which was recorded at 940.4 mm.

The latest statistics also revealed that Tainan’s precipitation this fall was six times more than the average rainfall in the same period from 1981 to 2010, which sets at 222.5 mm.

The southern Taiwan city also saw a warmer than average autumn up to this point, with average temperatures recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, only trailing behind 26.8 degrees in 2005, and 26.77 degrees in 2015, making it the third warmest autumn in 120 years on record.