Hot weather, sporadic rainfall forecast on Saturday

Taipei–Taiwan could see hot weather on Saturday, with daytime highs hitting 37 degrees Celsius in the greater Taipei area, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

Highs in other areas could reach 33-35 degrees, forecasters said, cautioning against a high level of ultraviolet rays and risks of sunstrokes.

There are also chances for scattered afternoon thunderstorms in western Taiwan and mountainous parts of the country, especially in areas south of Yunlin County, according to the CWB.

As a weather system east of the Philippines has developed into a tropical depression, it might bring unstable weather as it moves northwest towards Guangdong Province in southeastern China through the Bashi Channel.

Increasing winds and waves are likely around the Bashi Channel and on waters southeast and south of Taiwan due to effects of the outer rim of the depression, which is at its closest to the island on Saturday, the bureau said.

Eastern, southwestern Taiwan and the greater Taipei area could also see strong gusts, while Hualien, Taitung and Pingtung counties might see showers, the CWB said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel