Mobile thunderstorm warning system stars service / 類似地震速報 7/1起災害性雷雨發訊示警

The weather in recent weeks has been unstable, with thunderstorms and sudden downpours taking place almost every afternoon. To better prepare the public, the Central Weather Bureau will introduce a mobile phone based warning system today, which is pretty similar to the earthquake rapid reporting system currently in place. Afternoon thunderstorms strike Taiwan with a roar of lightning during summer. Heavy rain not only catches people off guard, but also causes injuries. To prepare the public for heavy rain, the Central Weather Bureau will introduce a system called "thunderstorm instant message" on July 1. ==CHEN YI-LIANG, Section chief of CWB Forecasting System== The Central Weather Bureau will provide the service when there is a high chance of extremely heavy rain. The kind of heavy rain that may affect the public's life or even cause damages and injuries. The CWB will issue a "thunderstorm instant message" when rainfall is expected to reach over 80 millimeters per hour or a level 10 and above wind is expected. Once a thunderstorm occurs, the public will receive such information via text message, similar to the earthquake rapid reporting system. ==CHEN YI-LIANG, Section chief of CWB Forecasting System== When air convection becomes stronger, and reaches a threshold, we will issue a cell broadcast. Cell broadcast is a nickname for the Public Warning System. The warning message can only be issued half an hour to one hour before the actual rainfall takes place. The CWB stated that the message will be issued half an hour to one hour in advance. It hopes that the information can win more response time for the public. However, for detailed information, the public still needs to check out on CWB's website. TRANSLATED BY:ARIEL HSIEH 午後突然下起大雷雨,常常令人措手不及,瞬間的強降雨,不是造成溪水暴漲,釀成死傷,就是伴隨雷電轟轟作響,先前還有一位洗窗工人遭到雷擊受傷。為了讓民眾提早防備,氣象局從明天開始推出「大雷雨即時訊息」,透過手機簡訊提醒民眾提高警覺。 ==氣象局預報中心課長 陳怡良== 它的用意主要是 在劇烈的大雷雨 有比較高的可能性 會對於大家的生活行動造成影響 甚至不排除有致災的 可能性的時候 氣象局會啟動此項服務 氣象局表示「大雷雨即時訊息」的發布標準,主要針對即將下雨或正在下雨,而且一小時的降雨量可能超過80毫米,或出現10級以上強陣風的鄉鎮。未來一旦下起大雷雨,民眾的手機就會收到類似「地震速報」的即時大雷雨簡訊。 ==氣象局預報中心課長 陳怡良== 一旦對流更加劇烈 有達到某些標準以後 我們就會發布細胞廣播 俗稱細胞廣播的災防告警系統 這個部分 其實頂多只能提前 半個小時到一個小時而已 延續時間是比較短的 氣象局表示,大雷雨警示簡訊有效時間大約半小時到一小時,警告民眾要慎防致災性大雷雨,讓民眾可以爭取更多應變的時間。不過氣象局要提醒,簡訊時效性和資訊量有限,如果要更詳細的氣象警報資訊,民眾還是得上氣象局網站查詢。

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