When a typhoon hits, the accompanying severe winds and heavy rainfalls always cause disaster to the country. However, Taiwan often suffers from a lack of rainfall during the spring dry season (from March to May). Drought is then inevitable if only scarce rainfall occurs during the Mei-Yu (plum) rain season from May to June. Rain brought into Taiwan by typhoons can be beneficial to the crops, besides regulation on the climate. Furthermore, the mid- and southern Taiwan usually experience a dry season during the northeasterly winter monsoon, and thus all water consumption has to be supplied by what had been collected during summer and autumn. Lack of rain accompanying typhoons can easily result in water shortage. In summary, typhoons bring rainfalls that are beneficial to Taiwan.
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|Astronomy phenomenon||Mercury in conjunction with Moon﹔Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos Perihelion﹔New Moon|