Heavy rain forecast for 15 counties, cities

The peripheral currents of Tropical Storm Aere are expected to bring heavy rain or extremely heavy rain to 15 cities and counties across Taiwan on Saturday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Expected to be affected are New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Hsinchu and Chiayi cities and Yilan, Hsinchu, Hualien, Chiayi, Taitung, Pingtung and Penghu counties, the bureau said.

It warned residents in low-lying areas to be on alert for flooding and advised the public to avoid going to mountainous regions, which are prone to landslides, rockslides and flooded rivers following days of rain.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel