The Central Weather Bureau says the current spate of wet weather will continue through Thursday due to a hovering front and a southwest monsoon. Showers and thundershowers are expected around Taiwan through Tuesday before tapering off on Wednesday.
The bureau has issued an extreme heavy rain warning for the areas south of Taichung, Miaoli County and mountainous areas in Hualien County.
A heavy rain advisory is in effect for northern Taiwan, Yilan County in the northeast, mountainous areas of Taitung in the southeast and the islands of Penghu and Kinmen.
Forecasters say that people hoping to see a glimmer of sunlight will have to wait until Thursday. They urged people in disaster prone areas to avoid outdoor activity until several days after the heavy rain subsists.
Source: Radio Taiwan International