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Plum rain front causes flight disruptions in Taiwan

Plum rain front causes flight disruptions in Taiwan

Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The schedules of several flights between Taiwan and China were disrupted Thursday due to a weather front that has brought heavy rains and strong winds to region, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIA) said Thursday. Airports in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou have had to implement traffic control measures because of the unstable weather, and flights to and from Taiwan have been delayed, the company said. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, eight arriving flights and 19 departing flights on cross-Taiwan Strait routes had been delayed for two hours on average, the company said. The situation is likely to continue as torrential rains, gusty winds and lightning brought by the weather front might last for several days, the company warned. During the plum rain season, a climatically distinctive episode in East Asia, frontal systems tend to linger around Taiwan, which sometimes results in several consecutive days of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain. The most intense rainfall during the plum rain season usually occurs between mid-May and mid-June. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-29 10:28 GMT+08:00