Lower temperatures, sporadic rain expected in Taiwan Monday

Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA)-The mercury is likely to fall in Taiwan on Monday, while occasional showers can be expected, particularly in northern and northeastern areas of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

As northeasterly winds strengthen, daytime temperatures of 23-24 degrees Celsius can be expected in northern and northeastern Taiwan, and 26-27 degrees in Hualien and Taitung, compared with 27-30 degrees on Sunday, the CWB said.

In addition to lower temperatures, occasional showers are likely in northern and northeastern Taiwan, the CWB.

In the central and southern areas, cloudy to sunny skies with daytime temperatures of around 28 degrees are expected, a slight drop from Sunday’s high of 30 degrees, the CWB said.

Across the country, temperatures are forecast to drop significantly at night to 20-21 degrees in northern and central Taiwan, and 22 degrees in Hualien and Taitung, according to the CWB.

It said strong winds can be expected in coastal areas of northern and southeastern Taiwan, including Green Island, Orchid Island, Kinmen and Matsu.

That pattern is likely to continue into Tuesday, before stabilizing to some extent on Wednesday, the bureau said.

However, by Thursday the northeasterly winds will pick up again, bringing cooler temperatures, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression that has formed southeast of the Philippines is moving in a westerly direction but is far away from Taiwan and unlikely to have any immediate effects, the CWB said.