CWB issues extremely torrential rain warning for Keelung, New Taipei

Taipei--Residents of Keelung and New Taipei have been warned to be on guard against extremely torrential rain, according to the latest weather report issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Friday.

As of 8:10 a.m. Friday, the accumulated rainfall in several districts of New Taipei was already in the extremely torrential category, reaching 444 mm in Shimen, 428 mm in Sanzhi, 372 mm in Jinshan and 281 mm in Wanli, CWB data showed.

Extremely torrential rain is defined as accumulated rainfall of 500 mm or more over a 24-hour period, while torrential rain is defined as accumulated rainfall of 350 mm or more within 24 hours.

The CWB said that areas of Keelung on the northern coast of Taiwan, including Shihmen, Sanzhi, Jinshan and Wanli, could see torrential rain or extremely torrential rain Friday, brought by a hovering front and southwesterly airstream. In Taichung, Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, and mountainous areas of Pingtung, extremely heavy rain or torrential rain can be expected Friday, the CWB warned.

A warning for heavy or extremely heavy rain was also issued for western, northeastern, and southeastern parts of the country as well as for mountainous areas of eastern Taiwan, and the outlying islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Friday.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel