Mei-Yu Front, Part 1: Ingredients for Heavy Precipitation and the Forecast Process in Taiwan

Mei-Yu Front, Part 1: Ingredients for Heavy Precipitation and the Forecast Process in Taiwan
After completing the lesson, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the Mei-Yu forecast process in Taiwan.
  • Describe the important Mei-Yu front parameters and their role in the 3D structure.
  • Use the Mei-Yu front Checklist prepared by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to determine the potential time for intense rainfall over Taiwan.
  • Describe the two main heavy rainfall patterns associated with the Mei-Yu front.
  • Determine the possible area of torrential rainfall using the appropriate Mei-Yu parameters.
  • Use soundings and satellite observations to increase forecasters’ confidence in the possible area of heavy rainfall.