Plum rain to arrive Saturday: CWB

(Central Weather Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual "plum rain" (or East Asian rainy season) is expected to begin on Saturday in Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

Plum rain is the start of Taiwan’s wet season which typically lasts for two months from late spring to early summer, bringing increased humidity and heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Wu Der-rong, an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, forecast in his online weather column that an arriving frontal system is likely to bring unstable weather, bringing rain to north Taiwan in early Saturday morning.

Wu also noted that the weather in northern Taiwan will become stable but mostly cloudy by Sunday, the Mother's Day, and the second frontal system will come next Monday, bringing showers all over Taiwan.

Wu reminds that unstable weather will begin from Saturday, people going outdoors are advised to take precautions against severe weather such as strong wind, thunder, and afternoon thundershower.