Temperatures to rebound Friday as seasonal winds fade

TAIPEI (CNA) — Daytime temperatures are forecast to rebound Friday, in particular in northern and eastern Taiwan, as the northeasterly winds that have brought chilly weather to the island weaken, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

The CWB said temperature highs in northern Taiwan as well as Yilan and Hualien counties in the east are expected to rise to 26-28 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, about 6 degrees higher than Tuesday.

In central and southern Taiwan, daytime highs will rise to 29-30 degrees over the weekend, about 1-2 degrees higher than Tuesday, the CWB said, and sunny skies are forecast all around the island.

The good weather will not last long, according to the bureau. Another seasonal wind system is expected to set in on Sunday that will destabilize the weather and bring lower temperatures to northern Taiwan again, the CWB said.

On Wednesday, daytime highs are expected to range between 21 and 23 degrees in northern Taiwan, up 1-2 degrees from a day earlier, and between 27 and 29 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, about the same as a day earlier.

The bureau said sporadic showers are possible for northern and northeastern Taiwan on Wednesday, while cloudy to sunny skies are forecast for the central and southern parts of the country.

The CWB warned of possible sudden big waves in Keelung and along coastal areas of northeastern Taiwan on Wednesday, and it urged fishermen and others engaged in water activities along the coast to take precautions.