Taipei--High temperatures are forecast for Taiwan proper and outlaying islands on Saturday with occasional thunderstorms expected in the mountain areas of the country in the afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The CWB said that mercury will move higher during the daytime with temperatures expected to range between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius for most of Taiwan, while temperatures in Taipei, Yilan, Hualien and Taitung could hit 36 degrees Celsius.
Ultraviolet rays are expected to reach dangerous levels, in particular around noon, the CWB said, advising against outdoor activities and warning people to take precautions if they must go out.
In the evening of the day, the CWB said, temperatures could fall slightly but still range between 29 and 30 degrees Celsius.
The CWB said that due to a high possibility of showers and thunderstorms in the mountain areas, in particular in central, southern and eastern Taiwan, people should keep alert for the sake of safety during their outdoor activities.
Rogue waves up to three or four meters in height are possible in coastal areas of northern and eastern Taiwan, as well as on the Hengchun Peninsula, the southernmost point in the country, the bureau said
The CWB said that Typhoon Noru, which is currently located south of Japan, is moving closer to Okinawa and is expected to sweep through Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday and Monday.
The CWB said that people who are set to make a trip to Japan should pay close attention to how the storm will move.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel