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Developing weather system likely to affect Taiwan this week: CWB

2019/09/09 12:53:12

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A tropical disturbance that has formed east of the Philippines is likely to develop into a storm later this week and may start affecting the weather in Taiwan before the Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.

Currently, there are three weather systems swirling off the Philippines, two of which are forecast to become tropical storms, according to the CWB.

One of the two systems is forecast to move closer to Taiwan later in the week, and its effects are likely to be felt before Friday when the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival weekend begins, the bureau said.

It is too early, however, to determine the extent of the weather system's effects on Taiwan or its precise path, the CWB said.

However, on Friday, cloudy skies and sporadic showers can be expected in eastern and northern Taiwan, the bureau said, adding that there is little chance people in those areas will be able to see the moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival as it is also called.

People in the western half of the country can expect clearer skies on Friday night, the bureau said.

Meanwhile, sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected around the country Monday through Thursday, with isolated showers and afternoon thunderstorms in southern and southeastern Taiwan and in mountainous areas across the country, the CWB said.

Daytime temperatures on Monday were forecast at 32-35 degrees Celsius, according to the CWB.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Joseph Yeh)
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