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New weather front to hit Taiwan next week

2018/05/18 10:36:35

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Taipei, May 18 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan will remain hot until the next weather front arrives on May 23, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

Day-time highs on Friday will stay above 32 degrees Celsius around the country, reaching 35-36 degrees in western and northeastern regions, according to CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chuan (張承傳).

While eastern Taiwan may see sporadic rain, thunder storms are expected in mountainous areas in the afternoon, Chang said.

A similar weather pattern will continue until a new front arrives next Wednesday, bringing significant rainfall to parts of Taiwan, he said.

The front is forecast to leave Friday, giving way to clear skies, he added.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low)