Warmer weekend to be followed by marked temperature drop next week

Taiwan could expect warmer temperatures, with mostly cloudy skies, over the weekend but the mercury is likely to drop from next Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

It forecast a 1-3 degree Celsius increase in daytime highs on the weekend, which will mean temperatures of 24 degrees in northern Taiwan, 27 degrees in central Taiwan and 28 degrees in southern Taiwan on Saturday.

Lows over the weekend will remain the same as Friday, at around 19 degrees in northern Taiwan, 18 degrees in central Taiwan and 21 degrees in southern Taiwan, according to CWB data.

However, as a new wave of seasonal winds approaches Taiwan, the mercury is expected to fall from next Tuesday, CWB forecasters said, but did not give any specific temperatures.

Other weather experts predicted strong seasonal winds, citing data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

Wu Der-rong (???), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said temperatures in northern Taiwan might dip to 16 degrees on Tuesday and 15 degrees on Thursday.

Meanwhile, mostly cloudy skies are expected over the weekend and the chances of rain will increase in northern and eastern Taiwan from Tuesday, the CWB said.

In central and southern Taiwan, clear to cloudy skies will prevail, it said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel