Mercury could dip to 16 degrees in northern Taiwan
Mercury could dip to 16 degrees in northern Taiwan2018/10/27 14:32:50
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Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) The weather in northern Taiwan will turn dry and cool Saturday as seasonal northeasterly winds strengthen and areas from Chiayi northward could see temperatures falling to 16 degrees Celsius at night, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
Sunny to partly cloudy skies with sporadic showers are expected around the country as northeasterly winds bring dry air southward, with daytime highs forecast at 23-25 degrees in northern and northeastern Taiwan, 26-27 degrees in the east and 30-31 degrees in the central and southern parts of the island, CWB forecaster Cheng Chuan-fang (ç¨å·è³) said.
However, the mercury will drop sharply at night to 16-18 degrees in central and northern T aiwan and 19-22 degrees in other regions, Cheng said, adding that big differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures of more than 10 degrees are expected.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Yutu was located 1,500 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan as of 8 a.m. Saturday, moving west toward Luzon in the Philippines at a speed of 22 kilometers per hour and carrying maximum sustained winds of 198 kph, with gusts reaching up to 245 kph, according to CWB.
The weather bureau predicted that starting Wednesday, circulating currents in the typhoon's periphery will bring rain to northern and astern Taiwan, but Yutu is not expected to directly strike the island.
(By Chen Wei-ting and Chi Jo-yao)