Weather bureau issues warnings over violent weather
The Central Weather Bureau on Saturday issued heavy rain warnings to the greater Taipei area and mountainous regions in central and northeastern Taiwan, caution- ing against severe weather conditions with possible hail.
The Wenshan District in suburban Taipei had accumulated hourly precipitation of 30 mm early Saturday afternoon, forecasters said, adding that the rainclouds are moving northeastward and could bring similar weather to Xinyi, Songshan, Nangang and Daan districts.
Residents should take precau- tions against sudden downpours, lightning, strong gusts and even hail, the bureau said.
Those in mountainous areas should also pay attention to possible flooding, it said.