The Taiwan Weather Thread 2017


#522

#523

BRACE! BRACE!

Just kidding… Seems that government is preparing for the worst. But no reason for alarmism.


#524

Those little fellows really have their feet on the ground and are in touch with the earth.


#525

What are those things? And yes, little creatures can sense things happening (on the rock ).


#526

Millipedes, I think.


#527

So it begins!

We will get an indication of how much this storm is packing in the next hour by the looks

Frontline at this stage is the mid to north west coast

Edit, 745am: Rainfall is currently around the 30 mil per hour mark from Taoyuan to Tainan - which is heavy rain but not destructive


#528

www.windyty.com

You can track wind, rain, snow etc


#529

I knew someone would catch that…I didn’t know that person was going to be a talking raccoon.

Scooter ride this morning to work was mid heavy rain. Last week’s onslaught was worse, I’m looking forward to going back out into it during lunch.


#530

Heavy to very heavy rain near Taichung harbor


#531

Some of the wettest days in Taiwan are also some of the hottest. Which really bumps up with the humidity.

I like using weather.com because it tells the actual temperature and the “feels like” temperature which factors in the humidity.

http://m.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2017/06/14/498674/Peak-power.htm


#532

Pretty heavy wind and rain here in Guanyin near the airport. But according to windy.com, the heavy stuff will hit here in about an hour or two.


#533

Never experienced so much rain BEFORE the typhoon season. Guess we are all getting used to “Never experienced…” weather events. Better too wet than too dry, but bad for any farmer out there.


#534

On the bright side…


#536

…until it gets too muddy for the filters to work and they shut the water down.


#537

Taoyuan is up to 200+ mil for the day and Miaoli is currently getting hammered and looks like Keelung is copping it as well

Rain appears to be intensifying on the radar so it’s gonna be a wet commute home


#538

Exactly 5 years (and 2 days) ago my scooter was flooded in Zhongli. My entire street in Zhongyuan was about thigh-deep. The water level at one point was above my scooter’s headlights.

My coworker said her FB just reminded her about the rain/flooding 2 years ago today.


#539

Drinking weather!!!


#540

Maybe don’t park there tonight! It’s not at flash flood levels as yet in Taipei but Taichung and Miaoli should be on alert


#541

FB also gave me a reminder that 8 years ago today I was complaining about the rain. I was back in the states at the time, but it’s actually pretty funny. I wouldn’t be surprised if it rained

Damn you June 14

I swear I’m not actually creating these memes…


#542

And in Guatemala, they were having heavy rains just like theis when… a 7 pointer struck… off the coast, but quite awful.