Meteorologist warns of 'disastrous' rainfall in Taiwan

Stationary front will move northwards from Thursday to Saturday, increasing chances of severe weather, intense rainfall


(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) on Wednesday (May 20) warned of increased chances of “disastrous” rainfall in Taiwan starting Thursday and continuing until Saturday, as a stationary front is expected to gradually move northward.

As the stationary front moves southwards on Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are expected across Taiwan, with a higher chance of severe weather in central and southern Taiwan, according to CNA.

The meteorologist further pointed out that the front will move northwards from Thursday to Saturday as southwestern winds increase in intensity. He reminded the public to pay close attention to the Central Weather Bureau’s reports.

Rainfall will taper off on Sunday as the stationary front moves southward to the Bashi Channel. However, rain is expected throughout Taiwan as the front moves north May 25 to 27, and the public should once again be on the lookout for severe weather, Wu said.