Warm weather to last throughout long weekend

The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Today’s the second day of the Labor Day holiday and it’s still a beautiful day out there.

Traffic has clogged up southbound lanes on National Freeway No. 5, with vehicle speeds only at 36 kph in the morning from Shiding-Pinglin.

High-occupancy vehicle restrictions will be imposed on northbound lanes of National Freeway No. 5 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Travelers heading back to greater Taipei are advised to take note.

Traffic might slow you down, but at least the weather will be good while you wait. Clear blue skies are scheduled to last throughout Sunday. Warm temperatures will last throughout the day but cool in the evening.

A cold front will form near Taiwan on Tuesday and will likely bring about scattered rainfall, said Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University.

Wu said temperatures will hit highs of around 30 degrees Celsius in western parts of Taiwan today and will increase by about 1 C on Monday.

On Wednesday and Thursday, western regions will likely see cloudy and clear skies, with scattered rainfall in mountainous areas and the east coast.

Warm temperatures are forecast to last from Tuesday to Thursday, but will likely feel stifling due to the humidity, Wu said.