Torrential rain warning issued for Nantou, Pingtung and Yilan


TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Central Weather Bureau issued an extremely heavy rain warning Friday for the central county of Nantou and mountainous areas of Pingtung County in southern Taiwan and Yilan County in eastern Taiwan, due to a strong convective system.

Residents in northern Taiwan’s New Taipei, Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, and Yunlin, Chiayi counties and Kaohsiung City in the south were also warned of heavy rain, lighting, gusting wind and swollen rivers, the bureau said.

As of 5:50 p.m., Pingtung’s Sandimen Township had recorded accumulated rainfall of 96.5 millimeters, and Nantou’s Guoxing Township had reported accumulated rainfall of 92.5 millimeters, with accumulated rainfall of 96 millimeters in Yilan’s Jiaosi Township, according to bureau data.