Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) upgraded its weather forecast for New Taipei and Keelung City late Friday from heavy rain to torrential rain.
Earlier in the evening, the bureau had issued a heavy rain warning for 11 cities and counties as a new weather front moved into Taiwan, triggering strong convective activity.
The warning covers the offshore county of Kinmen, the northeastern county of Yilan, the cities of Keelung, New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu, along with Hsinchu and Miaoli counties in the north, as well as Taichung and Nantou County in central Taiwan.
The bureau also warned people to beware of lightning and strong winds that are expected to last through Saturday morning.
(By Wang Shu-fen and Ko Lin)