TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a plum rain front brought as much as 100 mm of rain on Wednesday (May 1), temperatures today in northern Taiwan are expected to dip to as low as 19 degrees Celsius as a northeast monsoon strengthens, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
As all of Taiwan felt the effects of a plum rain front on Wednesday, 100 mm of precipitation was recorded at five stations across the country. The probability of rainfall is still high in mountainous areas of southern and central Taiwan, while other areas could see scattered showers, according to the CWB.
The CWB said that although the front has moved southward to the Bashi Channel, there is still an eastward movement of moisture coming from southern China. The bureau predicts that the weather will still be unstable today and there is a high probability of scattered showers throughout the country, especially in mountainous areas of central and southern Taiwan.
As for temperatures, due to the effects of a northeast monsoon, the low temperature in northern Taiwan will dip to about 19 or 20 degrees this morning. Southeastern and eastern Taiwan will see the low drop to 21 to 23 degrees, while central and southern Taiwan will see lows of between 26 to 29 degrees.
Weather Risk predicts that moisture will gradually decrease from Friday (May 3) to Sunday (May 5), when the weather will begin to stabilize. However, it predicts another front will arrive on Monday (May 6) bringing significant rainfall to the country, possibly until Wednesday (May 8).