Heavy rain warning issued for central, southern parts of west Taiwan

Taipei--The Central Weather Bureau on Thursday issued a heavy rain warning for eight cities and counties in central and southern Taiwan, saying the public in those regions should watch out for sudden downpours, thunder, strong gusts, landslides, falling rocks and sudden surges of water levels in rivers.

The warning covers mountainous areas in Taichung, all of neighboring Nantou County and all cities and counties to the south on the western half of Taiwan.

The warning, issued at 12:30 p.m., followed a strong wind warning covering 17 cities and counties around Taiwan.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel