Taipei, More than 100 millimeters of rainfall was recorded in five areas across Taiwan on Wednesday, while some parts of the country saw rainfall of 50mm per hour, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, citing data valid as of 8 p.m.
With the arrival of the first plum rain front of the season, the accumulated rainfall at the weather stations at Fuguei Cape, Sanhe, Sanzhi, Hehuan Mountain, and Hsinchu was higher than 100mm, the CWB said.
In some areas of central and western Taiwan, rainfall of 50mm per hour was recorded during the day, the bureau said.
With the front moving south toward the Bashi Channel, the rain had abated somewhat by Wednesday night, but the weather remained unstable due to the effects of a northeast monsoon, the CWB said.
Meanwhile, temperatures early Thursday morning are expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, and 20-22 degrees in other parts of the country, the CWB said.
Later in the day, temperatures will rise to 23-24 degrees in northern Taiwan, 25-26 degrees in eastern parts of the country, and 27-29 degrees in central and southern areas, the bureau forecast.
It warned of gale force winds at sea on Thursday, advising fishermen to take precautions.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel