90 mm of rain pours onto Taipei dis­trict in one hour

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Cen­tral Weather Bureau (CWB) on Sun­day warned of tor­ren­tial rain in Taipei and New Taipei, with one part of Taipei get­ting nearly 90 mil­lime­ters of rain in a sin­gle hour.

From 2:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Sun­day, Taipei’s south­ern­most Wen­shan Dis­trict — which in­cludes Taipei Zoo and the Maokong Gon­dola — recorded 89.5 mm of rain­fall, bring­ing the dis­trict’s ac­cu­mu­lated rain­fall in the af­ter­noon to 125 mm, the CWB said.

Taipei’s down­town Xinyi Dis­trict also recorded over 50 mm of rain­fall from noon to 3:50 p.m. Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to the bureau.

For other north­ern ar­eas of Tai­wan, the CWB has warned of heavy rain in Yi­lan County, Hualien County and the coun­try’s west­ern moun­tains.

Fol­low­ing the heavy rains on Sun­day, the Wa­ter Re­source Agency of the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs also is­sued a level-one flood warn­ing for Taipei and a level-two flood alert for New Taipei.

The Taipei City Fire Depart­ment said it re­ceived 15 re­ports of flood in Wen­shan Dis­trict as of 4 p.m. Sun­day; all flood­ing alerts were later lifted.

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