Temperatures to fall later Tuesday

A weather front will likely begin to affect northern Taiwan around noon Tuesday, bringing some rain and cooler temperatures after a period of balmy weather, a weather forecaster said.

There will be a marked change in wind speed when the front arrives, said Cheng Ming-dean (???), director of the Weather Forecast Center under the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The front will be followed by relatively strong northeasterly seasonal winds that are expected to bring rain to areas with terrain facing the northeast, Cheng said in a Facebook post.

The southern parts of Taiwan could be affected by the weather front about three to six hours later, he said.

Daytime highs in northern Taiwan could drop by 4 degrees Celsius from Monday to around 25 degrees after the sunny to cloudy weather in the morning gives way to northeasterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Temperatures in Hualien and Taitung in eastern Taiwan could still go up to 28 degrees while those in central and southern Taiwan to as high as 30 degrees, the bureau said.

The lows in northern Taiwan could slide to around 20 degrees Tuesday night as weather becomes wet and cool, it said.

The mercury could drop to around 21 degrees late at night and early in the morning in other parts of the island, the bureau said, asking people living in those areas to mind the changes in temperatures at different times of the day.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel