Dry, cloudy, hot weather in Taiwan forecast until Sunday

Taipei--Taiwan will enjoy dry, cloudy and hot weather until Sunday, with afternoon showers in mountainous areas in the north, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Thursday.

From next Monday, however, the weather will become unstable, the bureau said, predicting that the instability will become more marked the following day with the arrival of a weather front and southwesterly winds.

On that day, showers or thundershowers, with occasional heavy rain, will begin to hit the island, the weather bureau forecast.

It predicted that the coming stationary front -- a typical Plum Rain feature -- will affect Taiwan for about five days.

On Thursday, the highest temperatures will drop slightly to 31-34 degrees Celsius around the country, compared with the previous day, thanks to a weak frontal system passing over the seas north of Taiwan, the CWB said.

It reminded people to stay hydrated while outdoors.

According to CWB data, a high of 35.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Taipei on Wednesday, before a thundershower cooled things down in the afternoon.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel