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Stationary front brings heavy rain to southern Taiwan

Stationary front brings heavy rain to southern Taiwan

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) The first stationary front of this year's monsoon season brought heavy rain to southern Taiwan on Friday evening, with one part of Pingtung County getting up to 58 millimeters of rain in a single hour, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
From midnight Thursday to 9:20 p.m. Friday, 249.5 mm of water had fallen on Xidawu Mountain (????), the most rainfall produced in a single day anywhere in Taiwan since the current rainy season began to affect the country a week ago. The CWB also forecast that Pingtung County and neighboring Kaohsiung would see their single-day rainfall exceed 200 mm in the coming days. The heavy rainfall was welcomed in southern Taiwan, which like many other parts of the country has been battling its worst drought in decades and has been forced to adopt water rationing measures. (By Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-18 16:57 GMT+08:00