Rain expected in central, southern Taiwan next week

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Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Central and southern Taiwan can expect to see showers or thunderstorms in the coming week as a southwesterly wind persists, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

Under the influence of the southwesterly wind, central and southern Taiwan can expect rainfall Wednesday and Thursday, while areas north of central Taiwan will see sporadic thunderstorms in the afternoon, the bureau said.

Between Friday and July 16, as the southwesterly wind weakens, there could be a chance of intermittent rain in central and southern Taiwan, while other areas across Taiwan can expect cloudy to sunny weather, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, the CWB issued a heavy rain alert Wednesday for Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung County in the south, as well as for the offshore county of Lienchiang.

The CWB also issued heat hazard alerts for six cities and counties that same day.

A yellow light alert was issued for New Taipei, Taoyuan and Taipei, as well as Yilan County, and an orange light alert was in effect for Taitung and Hualien counties.

Under the CWB's three-level heat advisory system, an orange light alert means daily maximum temperatures have reached 36 degrees Celcius for three consecutive days, or the daily maximum temperature has reached 38 degrees, with the public advised to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities and stay hydrated.

A yellow light alert means daily maximum temperatures have reached 36 degrees. The highest level of the CWB heat advisory system is a red light alert, which is issued when daily maximum temperatures reach 38 degrees for three consecutive days.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and intern Tiffany Chiu)

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