Cloudy to sunny weather forecast for this week, but with showers

Taipei--The weather in Taiwan this week will be cloudy to sunny as the island comes under the influence of a Pacific high pressure system, but brief thundershowers will develop and hit some areas in the afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Sunday.

The daytime temperatures will be as high as over 30 degrees Celsius around Taiwan from Sunday to July 1, with brief afternoon thundershowers in the areas north of central Taiwan, northeastern and eastern Taiwan, and some mountainous areas, according to the forecast.

The highs could reach 36 degrees in the north on Sunday and Monday, the weather bureau said.

Also the southeastern areas of Taiwan proper will be prone to foehns -- dry and warm down-slope winds -- between Sunday and Tuesday, the bureau said, advising people to be aware of high temperatures caused by the winds.

Like the CWB forecast, meteorologist Wu Der-rong (???), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, Taiwan, said the weather will be at its hottest state in Taiwan on Sunday and Monday this week.

Expecting afternoon thundershowers in mountainous areas, Wu advised people to pay attention to information and advisories released by the weather bureau in the next few days.

He also reminded people to stay hydrated, drink a lot of water and take precautions against sunburns and heat stroke due to high temperatures.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel