Temperatures expected to rise to 30 degrees Celsius this weekend

Taipei--The weather will be dry and warm on Saturday, with daytime temperature expected to rise to 27 to 30 degrees Celsius in the northern half of Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicted Friday.

The CWB forecast temperatures in the southern areas of Taiwan will reach 30-32 degrees C.

Elsewhere in Taiwan, high temperatures will range between 28-29 degrees in the east, and 29-30 degrees in the central areas on Saturday.

On the weekend, it will be slightly hot in Taiwan due to little air moisture and the effect of southerly winds, the CWB forecast.

Some areas in the east have the chance of occasional showers during the weekend, while there could be afternoon showers caused by heat convection in mountain areas of the west on Saturday, the bureau added, reminding people planning to hike in the mountains to be aware of possible weather changes.

After detecting acceleration of a tropical low air pressure over the Philippines earlier in the day, the CWB said there is little chance for the atmosphere pressure to develop into a typhoon because of its weak structure.

According to the latest CWB data, the tropical low air pressure was located over the sea east of the Philippines, around 1,600 kilometers southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost point, and it was moving west west-northerly at 20 kilometers per hour.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel