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Lower temperatures forecast next week

2012/09/22 14:15:49

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) The mercury is expected to drop islandwide from Sunday as a cold front accompanied with seasonal winds is to pass over Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.

The air movement may bring a cool and wet weather pattern across Taiwan, with the effects most likely to be felt in the northern and northeastern regions, the bureau said.

The trend might continue for a week, the bureau said, with daily temperatures forecast to range 22-30 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, 24-31 degrees in central Taiwan, and 25-31 in southern Taiwan.

Meanwhile, more rain is likely from next Friday due to the outer rim of an approaching tropical storm, the bureau said.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Tropical Strom Jelawat was centered 1,470 kilometers southeast of the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving slowly in a westerly direction.

It was packing winds of 90 km per hour, with gusts reaching 119 kph, the bureau said.

Since Jelawat remains far from Taiwan, the bureau said no immediate threat from the storm is expected.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)