Mercury forecast to rise into Sunday

Taipei, With less moisture in the air and clouds dispersed, temperatures around Taiwan are forecast to rise and sunny skies should emerge over the next few days until Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

CWB forecaster Chen Yi-hsiu (???) said highs in northern and central Taiwan are expected to rise to 25-26 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and up to 30 degrees in the south, up around five degrees from a day earlier.

But the mercury is expected to fall to 20 degrees in northern and central Taiwan and to about 22 degrees in the south on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, Chen said.

Stable weather conditions are expected to continue in the next few days with the mercury likely to keep rising, Chen said.

She expected daytime highs to reach 31-32 degrees in northern and central Taiwan and 33 degrees in the south on Sunday under the influence of southerly winds.

Despite sunny skies around Taiwan over the next few days, occasional showers and even thunderstorms are likely in mountainous areas in Taiwan, in particular in the afternoons, Chen said.

The stable weather is expected to change on April 23 as a weather system approaches Taiwan, bringing rain, Chen said.

The effects of the weather front will be more visible on April 24, with temperatures expected to fall, she said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel