Rain forecast to continue in parts of northern Taiwan until Saturday

11/22/2019 11:53 AM
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Satellite imagery taken from the Central Weather Bureau
Satellite imagery taken from the Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Heavy rain can still be expected in parts of northern Taiwan throughout Friday due to passage of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong southeast of the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

Keelung City, Yilan County and greater Taipei can expect heavy to extremely heavy rain until Saturday, while other parts of the country will see cloudy skies, with intermittent showers in mountainous areas, according to the weather bureau.

Based on CWB data, Tropical Storm Fung-Wong was centered 355 kilometers southeast of Yilan County as of 8 a.m. Friday, moving at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour in a north-northeasterly direction.

The CWB said daytime temperatures in Taiwan are expected to remain around 24-26 degrees Celsius in the north, and 27-30 degrees in the central and southern areas.

Strong winds can also be expected Friday in areas north of Tainan as well as on the Hengchun Peninsula and the outlying Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu islands, the CWB said.

Coastal areas in northern and eastern Taiwan, the Hengchu Peninsula, and Matsu should be on the alert for high waves, the bureau warned.

(By Tai Kuan-yu and Ko Lin)

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