Rain warnings issued across Taiwan

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Rain warnings issued across Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The weather across Taiwan will continue to be unstable on Sunday, with rain warnings issued for different regions throughout the country due to the effects of a front and convection, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The bureau has issued a warning of extremely torrential rain for the mountainous areas in Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung cities in northern Taiwan, a torrential rain warning for urban Taipei, an extremely heavy rain warning for Yilan, and a heavy rain warning for Taoyuan, Hualien, Taitung and the Hengchun Peninsula, CWB forecaster Wu Yin-fan (吳依帆) said.

As a result of strengthening northeasterly winds, temperatures across the country will fall in the morning and at night, with highs ranging between 28-32 degrees Celsius and lows hovering from 23-24 degrees, according to CWB data.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Mangkhut, which has formed over the Pacific and was located some 3,900 kilometers from Taiwan as of 8:00 a.m., is moving toward the west, the bureau said. It is expected to pose no threat to Taiwan in the short term, the bureau forecast.

According to the Water Resources Agency, flood water in 236 locations across Taiwan has not retreated after the heavy rain Saturday afternoon, with 198 locations in Taipei and 24 in New Taipei still flooded.

As of 9:20 a.m. Sunday, the agency has updated its flood warnings, with a level one warning issued for Ruifang District in New Taipei and Qidu District in Keelung, and a level two warning for Ruanruan District in Keelung.

(BY Chen Wei-ting and Flor Wang)
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