Sunny skies forecast until Saturday

Taipei, Taiwan will see sunny skies for a few days until a weather front approaches on Saturday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

Southerly winds are expected to affect the country's weather from Wednesday to Friday, with highs of above 30 degrees Celsius forecast, the CWB said.

The mercury is expected to hit 31 degrees in northern Taiwan, 32 degrees in central Taiwan and 33 degrees in the south on Wednesday and Thursday.

The highs are likely to rise further on Friday to 32 degrees in the north and 34 degrees in central and southern parts of the country, according to the bureau.

Due to the high temperatures, the CWB said people spending time outdoors should take precautions to block UV rays and stay hydrated.

Despite the stable weather conditions, sporadic showers are forecast during the three-day period for mountainous areas around Taiwan, particularly in the afternoon, the CWB said.

That will change Saturday, when a weather system hits Taiwan and brings rain to all parts of the island, the CWB said.

The weather front will also send temperatures falling starting on Saturday, with the slide most visible on Sunday when highs drop to 23 degrees in northern Taiwan, 28 degrees in central Taiwan and 30 degrees in the south, the CWB said.

Foggy weather is expected from Wednesday to Friday, in particular in western coastal areas of Taiwan and around the Kinmen and Matsu islands, but the fog is expected to be dispersed by the northeasterly winds arriving on Saturday, the CWB said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel