Seasonal northeasterly winds will continue to affect Taiwan in the coming week, resulting in cool weather in the beginning of the week before fluctuating for the rest of the week, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
CWB forecaster Chen I-hsiu (???) said the weather on Monday and Tuesday will be relatively stable, with the possibility of clear to cloudy skies throughout the nation.
Early Monday morning and evening is expected to be chilly, with temperatures ranging from between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius.
In the daytime, however, the temperature would climb back up, with the northern and eastern parts of the country registering between 23 and 26 degrees, while the central and southern parts of Taiwan as well as Taitung County would experience temperatures from 27 to 29 degrees.
Chen further said that on Tuesday, the temperature would climb 2 degrees, with southern Taiwan potentially experiencing temperatures as high as 30 degrees.
As a result of the effects of meridional moisture from the South China Sea, northern and eastern Taiwan could experience rainfall, with mountain ranges in central and southern Taiwan possibly seeing rain as well on Wednesday.
With the increase in strength of the northeasterly winds, the entire island will experience wet and cold weather on Thursday.
The moisture in the air will subside on Friday, with only eastern Taiwan and the northern coast along Keelung having a chance of rain, while most of the western part of the island will experience a dry cold.
Chen warned that since Taiwan would experience the effects of the northeasterly winds from Nov.18 to 22, current data forecasts the temperature of northern Taiwan for Nov. 18 and 19 to remain at around 18 degrees.
With a decrease in moisture, areas south of Taoyuan, extending to Chiayi County, could likely experience a subsequent increase in radiant cooling, which could make the temperature dip to around 15 degrees in the coastal plains in those areas for Nov. 21-22.
As current data is unable to provide a definite forecast for these areas, more observation in the following days would be needed, Chen added.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel