TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents of the western half of Taiwan and the northeast should watch out for localized heavy rain from Sunday evening (May 15) to Monday (May 16), according to the weather forecast.
According to the Central Meteorological Bureau (CWB), as of 5 p.m. Sunday, Taiwu Township in Pingtung County had received the heaviest rainfall with 172 millimeters since the arrival of the plum rain front, followed by Meinong District in Kaohsiung. with 120 mm, CNA reported. The top 10 places that recorded the highest rainfall are all located in Pingtung and Kaohsiung.
CWB forecaster Lin Ting-i (林定宜) told CNA that as the front moved south in the Bashi Strait from Sunday night to Monday, another mass of steam from southern China moved in. over Taiwan bringing heavy rain, especially along the west and in the northeast, where more localized rain showers, thunderstorms and heavy precipitation are expected. Other areas are likely to see short showers, thunderstorms and strong wind gusts.
Lin said high temperatures on Monday will be only 18 to 20 degrees Celsius in the north and northeast and 21 to 24 degrees in other areas due to cool air brought in by northerly winds. is. The forecaster said low temperatures will be around 16-18 degrees for northern Taiwan and 19-21 degrees for the rest of the island.
Northeast winds are expected to ease Tuesday through Thursday (May 17-19). Daytime temperatures will begin to rise and humidity will decrease in Taiwan from Tuesday, with only short, localized showers along the east and west coasts.
Sporadic showers are expected for eastern Taiwan and the Hengchun Peninsula, and short afternoon showers are expected for the rest of the country on Wednesday and Thursday, with warm and comfortable weather during the day.
Humidity is expected to increase from Friday to Sunday (May 20-22) and the weather will return to unstable across the country, Lin added.