Heavy rain expected in northern Taiwan

Pedestrians find their ways on a rainy day in downtown Taipei area in this undated file photo. The bureau predicted there’s a 40 percent to 60 percent chance that the areas north of Taoyuan and Yilan County will receive rain on Sunday. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain advisory for the three northern Taiwan cities of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung on Jan. 6, as northerly winds strengthened.

The bureau predicted there’s a 40 percent to 60 percent chance that the areas north of Taoyuan and Yilan County will receive rain on Sunday.

Heavy rain is expected in the northern coast of Keelung and in the mountains in Greater Taipei, the bureau forecast.

By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu