Precipitation to lighten in northern Taiwan as temperatures stay low

10/24/2021 08:38 PM
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Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Cool weather is set to continue in northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan this week as rain levels dip, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster Liu Pei-teng (劉沛滕) said Sunday.

Liu said Taiwan is currently affected by the northeast wind, with temperatures potentially dropping to 18-19 degrees Celsius. While the temperature will climb slightly on Monday morning, the monsoon's effects will continue throughout the following week.

Areas north of Taoyuan and windward parts of northern Taiwan will experience highs hovering around 20-21 degrees.

The weather patterns in central and southern parts of Taiwan will remain consistent, with western parts of Taipei likely seeing sunshine in the day.

Liu said that precipitation will not be as heavy as the past week, with rain turning into drizzles and affecting fewer locations.

Only areas in the aforementioned areas north of Taoyuan and eastern parts of Taiwan as well as the northern mountain ranges would be prone to periodic showers, he added, while coastal areas north of Keelung and mountainous areas of Taipei could experience heavier downpours.

A tropical depression east of the Philippines that is set to grow into a typhoon is forecast to have no effect on Taiwan, moving to waters off the southern coast of Japan instead.

As for the tropical disturbance observed in the South China Sea, Liu said that the CWB will continue to monitor its development to see whether it turns into a tropical depression or typhoon.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng and James Lo)

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