Heavy Rain and Thunderstorm Nationwide |梅雨鋒面報到 週二起各地嚴防陣雨.雷雨


As the first typical plum rain front of this year continue to move closer to Taiwan, heavy rains and thunderstorms can be expected, with rain forecasted for the whole week, nationwide. However, it's unfortunate that during the weekend, after a thunderstorm struck the mountainous areas in central Taiwan, a hiker was found dead on the hiking trail.


More than 10 police officers and volunteer firemen are using manpower to move a man down the mountain at the Dakeng number 3 hiking trail in Taichung.

We are going downhill now.

The narrow hiking trail forced the police and volunteers to pass through slowly. At 4pm on May 16th, a man was found lying on the hiking trail without any heartbeat and breathing. The person who found him called 119 immediately.

The person thought the man was struck by thunder as a thunderstorm was striking the mountainous areas in central Taiwan. However, the man was found to have abdominal bleeding but no signs of burning, which are usually the result of a lightning strike.

If the man were struck by lightning, he would have had signs of burning with one or two conductive entry and exit sights.

Despite rescue efforts, the man was pronounced dead. Police officers and firefighters said the best way to avoid being struck by lightning is to be far away from the mountaintop, deserted places with solitary trees, water surfaces, caves and cliffs. It is better to stay in lowland areas or in the forest. If it is possible, go hiking early in the day and pay attention to the weather forecast before you go.

The Central Weather Bureau also reminds the public that the weather is going to be unstable nationwide starting from Tuesday.

A northern front is gradually approaching Taiwan, and it will continue to affect Taiwan for the whole week starting from Tuesday. This stationary front will linger on top of Taiwan for the duration and bring unstable atmospheric conditions.

Combining the Southwest wind, there is going to be heavy rain or thunderstorms nationwide as the first stationary front of the plum rain season approaches. Everyone needs to watch out for dramatic changes in weather conditions.



10幾名警義消,在台中大坑三號登山步道上,以人力接駁方式,把男子抬下山。

現場警消表示:「好,要下坡了。」

由於步道狹窄,警消扛著男子緩慢通行,16號下午四點多,民眾發現一名男子倒臥在步道上,沒有呼吸心跳,趕緊打119報案。

由於事發當時中部山區下起大雷雨,民眾以為男子遇到雷擊,不過經過檢查男子腹部出血,但並沒有雷擊的燒傷痕跡。

東山消防分隊小隊長 張健峯表示:「雷擊的話,他會有那種灼傷的現象,可能會有一、兩個導電的進口跟出口。」

經過急救,男子最後還是宣告不治,警消表示,避免雷擊的有效方法,就是遠離山頂、荒野孤樹、水面、洞穴懸崖,並選擇低窪地帶或森林避雷,如果可以,盡量早起登山,而且登山前還要留意天氣。

氣象局也提醒從週二開始全台天氣都不穩定。

氣象局預報員 謝佩芸表示:「隨著北方鋒面逐漸接近台灣,從禮拜二,一直到幾乎禮拜二之後的一整週的時間,這個滯留鋒面,都會持續在台灣的上空擺盪,會為台灣帶來很不穩定的大氣環境。」

今年梅雨季的第一道滯留性鋒面接近,除了影響時間長,在西南風的配合下,各地都有陣雨或雷雨的可能,務必要嚴防劇烈天氣的變化。

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