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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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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