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Indian summer expected next week in Taiwan as temperatures rise

2018/10/20 15:12

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Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Temperatures across Taiwan will rise gradually over the weekend as northeasterly winds turn weaker, and an Indian summer is expected next week, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The weather will be sunny or cloudy throughout Taiwan Saturday, while only the eastern parts of the island and the mountains in the northern areas will likely see rainfall, CWB forecaster Lee Meng-hsuan (李孟軒) said.

The daytime temperatures in northern Taiwan, Yilan, and Hualien are expected to be no more than 25 degrees Celsius, up from 19-22 degrees in the early morning, while highs in central and southern Taiwan, as well as Taitung, will likely hit 28-30 degrees, according to Lee.

He added that Taiwan's weather will remain stable through Tuesday, after which a new wave of northeasterly winds will arrive on Wednesday and bring a slight decrease in temperatures in the north.

Meanwhile, Wu Der-romg (吳德榮), a professor at National Central University's Department of Atmospheric Sciences, forecast an Indian summer with daytime highs likely to reach 34 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Chi Jo-yao)Enditem/cs