Wet weather will continue through Friday: CWB


Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) Wet weather seen in most parts of Taiwan on Wednesday will continue into Friday as a cloud system from southern China and seasonal northeast winds converge on the island, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The rain will bring cooler weather to northern Taiwan, with daytime highs expected to reach 24-25 degrees Celsius from Wednesday to Friday, down 4-5 degrees from Tuesday.

Slightly warmer weather is likely in central and southern Taiwan, with maximum temperatures expected to reach 26-27 degrees and 28-29 degrees, respectively.

On Saturday, however, when Taiwan holds local elections, the weather is expected to stabilize with less rain as seasonal winds ease and humidity drops.

Echoing the CCB, Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said cloudy to sunny skies are expected for western Taiwan on Saturday, but Greater Taipei and eastern Taiwan may see sporadic showers.

Wu said the relatively stable weather is expected to continue through November 29 as temperatures rebound.

As for Wednesday, the CCB said heavier rains are expected in areas north of Taichung as well as in the east, and it warned overnight temperatures would drop to 21-22 degrees overnight.

The CCB also warned of high winds in areas north of Yunlin County, as well as southeast Taiwan, the Hengchun Peninsula to the south, and Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu islands.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng, Fang Pei-ching and Frances Huang)

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