Mercury to hit 37C Thursday with chances of afternoon showers: CWB

Taipei--Taiwan will see mostly cloudy to sunny weather on Thursday, with daytime highs hitting 33-37 degrees Celsius, while Taipei and New Taipei will see 37 degrees in some areas, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

Western Taiwan and mountainous areas elsewhere in the country could receive occasional thunderstorms or heavy showers in the afternoon, with a chance of rain in mountainous areas north of Changhua in central Taiwan and a wide range of areas south of Yunlin in central-southern Taiwan, including seaside areas, the CWB said.

It warned the public to be on guard against changeable weather in the afternoon, especially in mountainous and riverside areas.

Meanwhile, ultraviolet radiation levels will remain high, the CWB said, urging the public to protect themselves against the sun and to stay hydrated to avoid heatstroke.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel