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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“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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After Drought, Taiwan Prepares for Deluge

The Central Weather Bureau has warned that a Meiyu front will begin to affect Taiwan, bringing heavy rain starting in the southern counties tomorrow, and gradually moving north and intensifying. The front will affect the whole island until at least Sunday. The Meiyu front is expected to be the first significant rainfall of the East Asian rainy season, called “plum rain” in Chinese and Japanese. Plum rain usually begins in May, but this year’s late arrival has caused reservoir levels

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Thousands Evacuated, Army on Standby as Heavy Rain Pounds Taiwan

More than 3,000 people were evacuated from landslide and flood-prone districts in Taiwan today as a rainy season meiyu (plum rain) front continued to inundate the island Saturday, June 17. In the mountainous Taoyuan District in Kaohsiung County more than 1,500 residents were evacuated as a precaution after 200mm fell overnight and forecasters predicted the rain to intensify during the day. Soldiers assisted with the evacuation. More people were evacuated after Central Weather Bureau forecasters said the rain would shift

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