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Rain forecast for all of Taiwan over the weekend

Rain forecast for all of Taiwan over the weekend

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) People in northern, central and southern Taiwan as well as northeastern Taiwan can expect showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday as the first weather front of this year's monsoon season moved northward, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Friday. The front will continue to affect Taiwan through May 31, the bureau said. The weather front brought heavy rain to southern Taiwan on Friday evening, with one rain collection station in Taiwu Township (???) in Pingtung County getting up to 58 millimeters of rain in a single hour. From midnight Thursday to 9:20 p.m. Friday, 249.5 mm of water had fallen on Xidawu Mountain (????) in another part of the township, 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 bureau also forecast that Pingtung County and neighboring Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan 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 and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-24 23:32 GMT+08:00