Temperatures rebound in areas south of Taoyuan

Pedestrians make their ways across a Taipei street in this undated file photo. With northeasterly winds weakening, temperatures will range between 20 and 27 degrees in northern Taiwan and 19 and 30 degrees in central and southern Taiwan. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) – Temperatures in parts of Taiwan south of Taoyuan will rebound on Wednesday, with the day’s highs forecast to hover between 27-30 degrees Celsius across the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

With northeasterly winds weakening, temperatures will range between 20 and 27 degrees in northern Taiwan and 19 and 30 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, a bureau forecaster said.

A weather front will move through Taiwan later in the week, however, bringing cooler and rainy weather throughout the country from Friday to Sunday, the bureau said.

Daniel Wu (吳德榮), an independent meteorologist and associate professor at the National Central University, cautioned, meanwhile, that while the weather across Taiwan will improve on Sunday, it will again turn volatile all of next week.

Wu also noted that a tropical depression currently passing through the Philippines is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm, to be called Damrey, in two or three days.

The system will move toward the Indochina Peninsula, however, and is not expected to pose a threat to Taiwan, Wu said.

By Flor Wang