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Sunny skies with afternoon thundershowers forecast for Saturday

2017/09/23 12:07:17

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan will remain sunny to cloudy for most of Saturday, with chances of afternoon thundershowers, particularly in the central and southern regions and the mountainous areas of northern Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

Daytime highs are forecast to reach 34-35 degrees Celsius in the western parts of Taiwan and 32-33 degrees in the east, the bureau said.

During nighttime and early morning hours, temperatures around the country are expected to drop to 26-27 degrees, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, the air quality was rated as "unhealthy" in central Taiwan, Chiayi, Yunlin and Tainan, and "unhealthy for sensitive groups" in northern Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Kinmen, according to the Environmental Protection Administration.

(By Chu Hsiang-ping and Y.F. Low)