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Weather bureau warns of more heavy rainfall

DISASTER PREVENTION:Several Keelung districts saw flooding yesterday, while Taipei’s mayor said drainage systems in several areas would be inspected

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

The bureau defines extremely heavy rain as accumulated rainfall of 200mm or more within 24 hours; torrential rain refers to accumulated rainfall of 350mm or more; and extremely torrential rain means accumulated rainfall of 500mm or more.

In related news, Tropical Storm Mangkhut was yesterday afternoon upgraded to a typhoon.

As of 2pm yesterday it was about 3,000km from the east coast of Taiwan, moving westward.

It is expected to intensify with the possibility that it could reach Taiwan on Saturday, the bureau forecast.

Additional reporting by Tai Chih-sheng

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