Heavy rain in central, south Taiwan expected to expand and intensify tomorrow

Heavy rain that has already caused rockfalls, mudslides, and flooding in central and southern districts of Taiwan today is just a prelude to what’s to come as a stationary front is expected to hover over the island from Tuesday to Thursday, according to weather forecasts. Rockfalls, landslides, floods, and road washouts have been reported in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Changhua County, and Chiayi County as thunderstorms brought intense rain to areas that were already waterlogged in central and southern districts

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Kaohsiung floods, heavy rain warning for nine counties, more plum rain on the way

Level one flood warnings were issued for Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County this morning, heavy to extremely heavy rain warnings were issued for counties and cities in Taiwan’s central and southern districts, and a stationary front will bring possibly disaster-level rains starting Tuesday according to the Central Weather Bureau, today, Sunday, June 20. The Water Resources Department issued flood warnings for Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County early this morning as thunderstorms brought heavy rain causing accumulation of surface water in

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Heavy rain forecast for southern Taiwan CWB warns

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued heavy rain and extremely heavy rain alerts for 8 counties and cities in southern Taiwan this morning as the area comes under the influence of a rainy season or “plum rain” front today, Saturday, June 5. A heavy rain advisory was issued at 6:30 am for Changhua County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, and Chiayi City, while an extremely heavy rain alert was issued for Chiayi County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County. The

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Northern Taiwan pelted with rain: flood warnings issued for Greater Taipei

Torrential rain caused by a confluence of a rainy season front and peripheral circulation from a tropical storm has caused flooding in parts of Taipei City and New Taipei City this afternoon, Friday, June 4. The Central Weather Bureau issued a severe thunderstorm warning and extremely heavy rain warning for Taipei City, New Taipei City and Keelung City this afternoon, warning residents of Greater Taipei an surrounding mountain districts to be careful of instantaneous heavy rainfall which may “cause disasters.”

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From drought to floods: long-awaited rainy season begins

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs initiated a Level 2 Disaster Response team at 12:00 pm today, and the Central Weather Bureau issued heavy rain and extremely heavy rain alerts for 16 counties, as most of Taiwan came under the influence of a “plum rain” front. The seasonal rain, generated by the interaction of monsoonal southwest winds with a quasi-stationary front, was long-awaited this year as Taiwan is experiencing the worst drought in 56 years. The Central Weather Bureau issued heavy

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“Plum rain” rainy season front expected to bring significant rain starting Saturday

Taiwan will begin to be affected by the first rainy season Meiyu front starting Saturday, bringing significant rainfall that will help to relieve the current drought, according to meteorologist Der-Romg Wu (吳德榮), writing in his column Boss Weather News for SETN. The former Central Weather Bureau Forecasting Center director said that the stationary front that affected Taiwan Sunday and Monday, has now weakened and moved northward. There is still a chance of brief, isolated showers or thunderstorms, mainly in mountainous

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Much-needed rain soaks parts of Taiwan, but brings minor flooding and rockfalls

The Central Weather Bureau issued heavy rain and extremely heavy rain warnings for parts of Taiwan extending from the north to mountain districts in the south, and much of the east coast this afternoon, as the influence of a front saw the development of strong convective cloud systems in some coastal and mountain areas. Heavy rain alerts were issued for a total of 16 counties and cities, with extremely heavy rain alerts issued for Keelung City, Taipei City, New Taipei

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Marine warning issued after Tropical Storm Bavi forms close to Taiwan’s east coast

Taiwan’s Central Weather Burea (CWB) issued a marine warning for Tropical Storm Bavi at 10:30 am this morning, and a heavy rain advisory for areas in the north, center, and south of Taiwan. According to the CWB, Tropical Storm Bavi was situated around 140 kilometers southeast of Hualien at 8:00 am this morning, August 22, moving north-northeast at around 14 kilometers per hour. Bavi is currently measured as having maximum sustained wind speed near the center of 18 meters per

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Marines deployed to vulnerable districts as tropical storm approaches Taiwan Strait

Marines equipped with amphibious vehicles have been deployed to flood prone areas in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County after the Central Weather Bureau issued land and sea warnings for tropical storm Mekkhala as it approaches the Taiwan Strait today, August 10. The CWB issued heavy rain advisories for all cities and counties for today and tonight, and rain is expected to continue through tomorrow as Mekkhala passes through the Taiwan Strait. Mekkhala is expected to make landfall in

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Tropical depression to bring rain to southern Taiwan, and could intensify into tropical storm today

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns that southern Taiwan will likely see heavy rain as tropical depression TD07 approaches, and say it may intensify into a tropical storm today, August 10. The CWB issued a report yesterday, August 9, saying that tropical depression TD07 formed in the South China Sea 630 kilometers south-southwest of the Hengchun Peninsular and is moving north at around 24 kilometers per hour. Maritime operators are urged to pay attention to the latest weather information, the

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Weather Bureau warns of hazard conditions for most of Taiwan as heavy rains continue

Heavy rain continued to fall all over Taiwan today, causing localized flooding, landslides, rockfalls, tree falls and other hazards, and the Central Weather Bureau says that rainy conditions may persist until Wednesday. Heavy rain and extremely heavy rain warnings were issued by the CWB covering all cities and counties excluding the outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu. While most of northern Taiwan lays under a heavy rain advisory, most of the center and south is covered by an extremely heavy

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