Partly cloudy weather expected around Taiwan

Taipei--Partly cloudy skies are expected over most of Taiwan on Tuesday, with the temperatures expected to approach 30 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The bureau said people living in Taiwan and the outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu and Penghu will enjoy some sun all day Tuesday, while only a few areas in eastern and southeastern Taiwan will see brief rain showers.

After a cool early morning when temperatures ranged between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius, the weather warmed up and was expected to top 26 degrees around the country, with highs hitting nearly 30 degrees in central and southern Taiwan.

Tuesday's weather was consistent with the bureau's week-long forecast made Monday that predicted stable weather for the week until a new front arrives Sunday.

The bureau cautioned that there will continue to be big differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, and it also warned of potentially high ultraviolet radiation because of the thin cloud cover this week.

Wu Der-rong (???), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said the weather will be comfortable Tuesday as lows rose about 2 degrees from a day earlier.

He said temperatures for the rest of the week will continue to rise but the day-night temperature gap will remain.

Later in the week, eastern Taiwan could see some brief rain showers, while misty weather is expected for central and southern Taiwan and even in Kinmen and Matsu, Wu said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel