Cloudy to sunny weather Sunday with chances of afternoon showers

Taipei--Areas around Taiwan and the Matsu islands to the northwest will see largely cloudy to sunny weather on Sunday, with daytime highs expected to hit 33-36 degrees Celsius, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

Meanwhile, some areas of eastern and southeastern Taiwan and the offshore counties of Penghu and Kinmen could receive occasional showers or thunderstorms, the CWB said, adding that there is still a chance of brief afternoon showers or thunderstorms for other parts of Taiwan.

Temperatures will remain high around Taiwan, with daytime highs to hit 33-36 degrees, the CWB said.

It advised people to take precautions against sunburn and heat stroke when going outdoors and watch out for showers or thunderstorms, or drastic changes in weather in the afternoon.

In addition, a depression located around 640 kilometers southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost point, developed into a tropical storm Sunday morning, the CWB said.

Tropical Storm Nanmadol, the third in this year's typhoon season, is moving in a northwest direction at 29 kilometers per hour and is expected to approach the waters off Taiwan's eastern coast by Sunday afternoon, the CWB said.

However, the CWB forecast the tropical storm will only pass through the periphery of eastern Taiwan's waters before heading toward Okinawa.

It also forecast rough waves and strong winds in coastal areas off Yilan, Hualien and Taitung (including Green Island and Orchid Island) between Sunday night and Monday noon, and suggested that people avoid seaside activities in those areas during that time.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel