Wet and colder Sunday; 10.8 degrees recorded in Taichung

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Taipei, April 3 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan will be wet and colder on Sunday due to a continental cold air mass and the effects of a humid weather system moving east from southern China, according to forecasts from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

Temperatures were as low as 12 to 14 degrees Celsius in western and northeastern parts of Taiwan early Sunday morning, and 16 to 18 degrees in eastern Hualien and Taitung counties, it said. the CCB.

The bureau forecast daytime highs on Sunday to be 15 to 17 degrees in areas north of central Taiwan and northeastern areas of the island, and 18 to 21 degrees in the south, as well as in Hualien and Taitung counties to the east. .

Rainfall is expected to continue in the northern, northeast and eastern regions, as well as in mountainous areas of central Taiwan during the first half of the day, places where sporadic heavy rains are possible, it said. the CCB.

However, the rain will gradually ease in the second half of the day, he said, leaving only parts of the eastern and northern regions to see intermittent downpours.

According to CWB data, a low of 10.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Taichung’s Dajia district, the lowest in low-lying areas of Taiwan proper on Sunday, followed by 11 degrees in Taoyuan’s Yangmei district. and 11.1 degrees in Qidu District of Keelung City and New Shimen District of Taipei.

The bureau advised people to be on the lookout for rockfalls and landslides if they are in mountainous areas where rocks and soil may have been loosened during the recent wet weather.

Meanwhile, Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), assistant associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, predicted that as the rain is expected to ease in the second half of Sunday, the island will enjoy a mostly sunny weather the week ahead.

However, he cautioned people about the differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures.

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