Dry weather for most of 4-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday

Taipei--The weather will be dry for the most part of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday weekend, with only some local showers in the forecast for Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

As a weather front moves southwards to the Bashi Channel between southern Taiwan and the Philippines, it will be mostly cloudy from Friday to Monday, with temperatures slightly lower than the previous few days, the CWB said.

The dry weather will last until Tuesday, when southern and eastern areas of the island are expected to see occasional showers or thundershowers, the bureau said.

During the four-day holiday starting Saturday, the temperature will reach a high of 28-30 degrees Celsius in the north, about 30 degrees in central and southern areas, and 26-28 degrees in the east, according to the CWB.

On Friday, as the weather front moves south, there will be sporadic showers in the south and the east, as well as in some mountainous areas north of central Taiwan, the CWB said.

As northeasterly winds impact the island, the temperature differential between night and day will increase with a high of 25-27 degrees Celsius in the north and northeast, and 27-30 degrees in the rest of the country.

The low will be 21-24 degrees, the weather bureau said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel