The strengthening of northeasterly winds beginning Sunday is expected to bring temperatures down in Taiwan from Sunday to Aug. 30, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
Daily highs are forecast to drop from 36 to 37 degrees Celsius to 31 to 34 degrees in the north and by 1 to 2 degrees to 33 degrees in central Taiwan, 32 degrees in the south and 31 to 32 degrees in the east over the three days, bureau data showed.
Meanwhile, on Friday evening and Saturday, northern and northeastern Taiwan could see brief showers, and eastern and southeastern Taiwan may see brief thunderstorms due to the effects of the outer periphery of Typhoon Lionrock, which was located some 1,000 kilometers east of Taiwan as of Friday afternoon, the CWB said.
The bureau also issued a big wave alert on Friday for northern and eastern Taiwan, Hengchun Peninsula in the south, and the offshore Matsu Islands, Green Island and Orchid Island, saying 1.5 meter-high waves have been observed in Matsu.
Source: Focus Taiwan