Under the effects of seasonal northeasterly winds, cool weather is expected for northern Taiwan Wednesday, while other areas can expect relatively cool weather late in the day and early morning Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
Low temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees Celsius were recorded early Wednesday in areas north of Tainan and Yilan and Hualien counties in the eastern part of the island, while central Taiwan recorded a low of 19 to 20 degrees, according to the CWB.
It forecast daytime highs in northern Taiwan could reach 20 to 22 degrees later Wednesday, while Hualien and Taitung could see highs of 23 to 24 degrees under cloudy skies, while highs in central and southern Taiwan could be between 25 and 27 degrees.
That means northern Taiwan can expect cool weather throughout the day, while other areas are expected to experience mild weather during late night and early morning hours, the CWB said, adding that people in central and southern Taiwan should be mindful of sharp fluctuations in daytime and nighttime temperatures.
An absence of moisture means the weather in most areas of Taiwan will be mainly clear during the day Wednesday but coastal areas in Keelung and Yilan can expect brief showers, while mountainous areas in greater Taipei, Hualien and Taitung can see sporadic rain, according to the CWB.
It forecast strong gusts in areas north of Tainan, coastal areas in Orchid Island and Green Island off eastern Taiwan and Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung, as well as the offshore islands of Matsu, Kinmen and Penghu, advising people to avoid seaside activities.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel