Taipei, (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain warning for seven cities and counties in central and southern Taiwan on Wednesday as Taiwan remains under the influence of a weather front.
The heavy rain warning, which warns of accumulated rainfall of more than 80mm in 24 hours or more than 40mm of rainfall in one hour, was for Nantou, Chiayi, Yunlin and Pingtung counties and Chiayi, Tainan and Kaohsiung cities, according to CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chuan (???).
Downpours were affecting Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua and Nantou on Wednesday morning, Chang said.
Tainan, which suffered heavy rain very early Wednesday morning, saw accumulated rainfall of around 150mm from midnight Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday, the most of any region in Taiwan.
The unstable weather brought by the weather front was expected to continue into Wednesday afternoon, the CWB said, forecasting thunderstorms in low-lying areas in central and southern Taiwan and mountainous areas around the island.
The weather front will also keep temperatures cooler during the day, Chang said.
Daytime highs will fall to 24-26 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, down from 30 degrees on Tuesday, and will fall to 27-28 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, down from 32 degrees a day earlier, according to Chang.
The weather front's influence and the rainfall is expected to weaken Wednesday night, the CWB forecaster said, and temperatures will fall overnight to 21-22 degrees in northern Taiwan and 22-23 degrees in central and southern Taiwan.
On Thursday, daytime highs will rebound to 27-29 degrees in the north and to around 30 degrees in the central and southern parts of the island, Chang said.
Easterly winds are expected to move into Taiwan on Friday and bring more stable weather, said Chang, who forecast sunny skies Friday with temperatures likely to hit 30 degrees or higher.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel