Heavy rain warning issued for 10 cities, counties in Taiwan

Taipei--The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain warning Monday afternoon for 10 cities and counties in northern, central and eastern Taiwan.

The warning included the cities of Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan and Taichung as well as the counties of Hsinchu, Miaoli, Nantou, Yilan and Hualien.

According to the weather bureau, the heavy rain is expected Monday afternoon.

The Central Weather Bureau has said that a weather front was expected to bring thundershowers to northern and eastern Taiwan and in mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan.

The influence of the weather front will be felt most strongly from Monday night until the end of Tuesday, when showers or thundershowers are expected in all parts of Taiwan, it said, adding that there will be chances of occasional heavy downpours.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel