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More severe weather in store Wednesday afternoon: CWB

More severe weather in store Wednesday afternoon: CWB

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Severe weather conditions are expected to continue in northern, central and eastern Taiwan Wednesday afternoon due to a strong convective system above Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Torrential rainfall, strong wind gusts and lightning are expected in those regions, and hail could pelt mountainous areas across the country, forecasters warned.
Weather conditions could be less violent than on Tuesday, however, when hailstones were reported in the greater Taipei area, Taoyuan and Hualien.
Weather conditions are expected to improve on Thursday, which should mark the start of a week of sunny and hot weather, forecasters said.
Convective rain occurs when an area, in an unstable or moist atmosphere, becomes heated more than its surroundings, leading to significant evaporation.
This type of rain, which usually falls with rapidly changing intensity over a certain area for a relatively short time, is common in Taiwan during the summer months. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-24 16:16 GMT+08:00