Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Areas around Taiwan, especially in the north and east, are likely to see rainfall over the following week with the arrival of a weather front and the strengthening of northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Wednesday.
Northern and eastern Taiwan can expect intermittent rain on Thursday as the front approaches, while central and southern areas could see rain or thunderstorms that day as a cloud system moves northwards from the south of the island, the bureau said.
On Friday, the weather in the north and northeast is forecast to turn cooler as the front passes across Taiwan and northeasterly winds strengthen, while heavier rain or thunderstorms are expected in western and northeastern areas, the CWB said.
From Saturday to Monday, clouds and rain from southern China are forecast to move east, bringing intermittent rain to northern and eastern parts of Taiwan, the bureau said.
Most areas can expect cloudy skies on Tuesday, with rain likely in the afternoon in the north, northeast and mountainous areas of central and eastern Taiwan, according to the bureau.
(By Christie Chen)