Showers or thundershowers expected around Taiwan

Taipei--Most parts of Taiwan will see showers or thundershowers on Wednesday because of the arrival of a weather front, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Under the front's influence, the weather will turn unstable with a high probability of rainfall around the country, the bureau said, predicting that the rain will last longer in the northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan than elsewhere.

Temperatures on Wednesday are expected to reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius in the north and the eastern counties of Yilan and Hualien and 32 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, the bureau said.

It reminded people living in southeastern Taiwan that they could see foehns, a type of dry and warm downslope wind that pushes temperatures higher.

The weather bureau predicted the rain will continue Thursday but ease up Friday as the front moves south to the Bashi Channel.

Former bureau meteorologist Wu Der-rong (???) cited data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts as saying, however, that the front will linger over the Bashi Channel from Saturday to next Tuesday and continue to affect Taiwan's weather.

During that period, there will be occasional showers in eastern Taiwan and showers or thundershowers in mountainous parts of central and southern Taiwan.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel