CWB issues heavy rain warning for 15 counties, cities around Taiwan

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Taipei, June 6 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning for 15 cities and counties around Taiwan Wednesday as the island comes within the influence of a strengthening air convection system.

The heavy rain warning is effective in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Yilan County, Taichung, Hualien County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taitung County, and Pingtung County, the CWB said.

According to the CWB, a heavy rain warning refers to accumulated rainfall of more than 80mm in 24 hours or more than 40mm of rainfall in one hour.

It said that people living in Taipei, New Taipei and Yilan County and Taoyuan should be aware of thunderstorms and strong wind Wednesday afternoon.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Frances Huang)