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Rain forecast to continue in southern Taiwan

2018/06/18 11:05:21

From the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) With the continued influence of southwesterly air flows and a tropical depression, rain is forecast to continue in southern Taiwan on Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

CWB forecaster Chen Chien-an (陳建安) said the weather in Taiwan, is expected to remain unstable Monday, with a chance of heavy rain or extreme heavy rain in southern and southeastern parts of the country throughout the day.

Heavy rain means accumulated rainfall of more than 80mm in 24 hours or more than 40mm of rainfall in one hour, while extreme heavy rain refers to more than 200mm in 24 hours or accumulated rainfall of more than 100mm in three hours, according to the CWB.

In other parts of the country, Chen said, rain could be lighter but the public should remain alert for occasional showers in the afternoon, while sunny skies are possible after the rain stops.

Due to the heavy rain, temperature highs in southern and southeastern parts of the country could range from 27-28 degrees Celsius, lower than the 30-34 degrees forecast for other parts of Taiwan, Chen said.

After the current weather system moves northward, the weather in Taiwan is expected to turn stable, starting from Tuesday, Chen added.

The seventh tropical storm in the West Pacific this year is forecast to take shape on Tuesday and is expected to move toward Guangdong and Fujian, in China Chen said.

The tropical storm could bring strong winds to coastal areas of Taiwan, including Green Island, Orchid Island and outlying Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, Chen added.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Frances Huang)