Taiwan to see soggy and cooler weather until Saturday

The weather in the north and northeast will turn cooler on Thursday afternoon as the northeast monsoon strengthened. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The weather in Taiwan’s north and northeast will turn cooler on Thursday afternoon as the northeast monsoon strengthened, Central Weather Bureau (CWB,中央氣象局) said on Thursday.

The CWB added that there is a chance of locally heavy rain on the north coast and northeastern regions in the evening. This weather will continue until Saturday, even though another wave of fronts is expected to arrive after April 13.

Northern and eastern Taiwan will likely see rainfall from April 13 as well as the central and southern mountainous areas.

The CWB said that the lows recorded across Taiwan will be about 18-21 degrees Celcius while the high temperature in the northern and eastern half will range between 23-26 degrees Celcius during the day.

The gap between day and night temperatures in the central and southern parts will remain large, with the highest temperature in the day being 27 degrees Celcius.

The CWB reminded locals that there will be strong winds from Taoyuan to Tainan in the west, Penghu and Kinmen from Thursday to Friday.

The metrologist said that it’s still hard to say whether the tropical disturbance that may develop on the Philippines’ eastern sea surface will develop into a typhoon.

He added that various predictions are still quite different and have no direct reference value.

The metrologist concluded that it is normal for typhoons to develop in April, but the chances of approaching Taiwan are quite low.