TAIPEI (CNA) — Temperatures across Taiwan are expected to drop this week, due to the effects of strengthening northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CBW) said Sunday.
As the northeasterly winds strengthen, the mercury will fall to lows of 21-24 degrees Celsius, starting Monday, the CBW forecast.
Daytime highs, meanwhile, will range from 25-29 degrees this week in northern Taiwan and will hover around 31 degrees in the central and southern areas of the country, the weather bureau said.
It also predicted isolated showers in the northern and eastern parts of Taiwan from Monday to Friday, and cloudy to sunny skies in the central and southern areas.
In coastal and mountainous areas of northern Taiwan, heavy rainfall is likely, the bureau said, adding that it will issue a warning in the event of expected accumulated rainfall of over 80 mm within 24 hours or over 40 mm in one hour.
The CBW also warned of high winds of up to 102 kilometers per hour in coastal areas of eastern Taiwan, Tainan City, and the outlying islands, including Penghu, Kinmen and Matzu.
By Yu Hsiao-han and Emerson Lim