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Wet weather forecast for northern, northeastern Taiwan Saturday

12/02/2023 11:42 AM
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People are seen bundled up amid chilly weather in a Taipei shopping district in this undated photo. CNA file photo
People are seen bundled up amid chilly weather in a Taipei shopping district in this undated photo. CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Northern and northeastern Taiwan are expected to see rainfall and cooler weather Saturday, due to the effects of seasonal northeasterly winds, while other parts of the country can expect mostly cloudy conditions, the Central Weather Administration (CWA) said.

There will be a chance of isolated showers in Keelung, New Taipei, and Yilan on Saturday morning, with heavier rain expected on the Keelung north coast and in mountainous areas of Yilan and the greater Taipei area, the CWA has forecast.

Hualien, Taitung, and mountainous areas of central and southern Taiwan will see scattered showers before noon, and other parts of Taiwan will be cloudy throughout the day, the CWA said.

Meanwhile, the weather agency has forecast temperatures of 19-22 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and Yilan; 22-26 degrees in central Taiwan, Hualien, and Taitung; and 28 degrees in the southern parts of the country, on Saturday.

The seasonal northeasterly winds sent the mercury down to 14.1 degrees at the Ruifang weather station in New Taipei early Saturday, the lowest temperature recorded across the country so far for the day, according to the CWA. The Shimen weather station in New Taipei and the Sanxing weather station in Yilan recorded a low of 14.2 degrees, the second lowest nationwide, CWA data showed.

By Sunday, the seasonal northeasterly winds are expected to start weakening, and northern and eastern Taiwan, as well as mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan, will see brief isolated showers, while cloudy conditions will prevail in other parts of Taiwan, the CWA has forecast.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Bernadette Hsiao)

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