North forecast to be cool, wet due to seasonal wind

Under the influence of northeasterly winds, temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to plummet from Sunday to Tuesday, while many areas of the country may see heavy rainfall, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

Due to the effects of the outer periphery of Typhoon Lionrock, northeasterly winds began blowing southwards, showing early signs of autumn this year, according to the CWB.

Meanwhile, daytime highs on Sunday are forecast to drop by 4-5 degrees Celsius to 30-31 degrees Celsius in the north and to 32-33 degrees in other areas of the country. Nighttime lows on Sunday could dip to 25-26 degrees in the north, the CWB said.

The CWB also issued a heavy rain warning for 10 cities and counties in central and northern Taiwan on Sunday.

The 10 cities and counties are Keelung, New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan and Taichung cities; Hsinchu city and county, as well as Miaoli, Nantou and Yilan counties.

The rain system brought by Typhoon Lionrock will then move toward central and southern Taiwan on Monday when the rain in the north is expected to ease off, according to the CWB.

The typhoon is expected to affect eastern and northern Japan, the CWB said, while advising people traveling to Japan to pay attention to weather and flight information.

Source: Focus Taiwan