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Weather bureau issues heavy rain warnings to 10 cities, counties

Weather bureau issues heavy rain warnings to 10 cities, counties

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued heavy rain warnings Saturday afternoon to 10 cities and counties, cautioning against sudden downpours, lightning and gusts. The areas covered are New Taipei City, Yilan County, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Nantou County, Taichung City, Chiayi County, Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County. The unstable weather is a result of strong convection above Taiwan, forecasters said. In addition, Tropical Storm Linfa, which was 700 km south-southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip as of 2 p.m., could start affecting Taiwan on Sunday, according to the bureau. As of 2 p.m., it was packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kph, with gusts of up to 119 kph, it said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-27 03:34 GMT+08:00