More rainfall forecast for Taiwan this week

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will once again see heavy rains from Tuesday to Thursday (May 26-28), as the plum rain front that has brought much-needed water to reservoirs across Taiwan begins to move northwards starting Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The daytime weather in central and northern Taiwan has been comparatively pleasant on Sunday, with the plum rain front having moved south to the Bashi Channel, CNA reported.

However, the CWB predicts that the front will begin to move back northwards on Monday, bringing heavy downpours to the west and northeast Tuesday to Thursday and sporadic showers and thunderstorms to the rest of the island.

The plum rain front will be far from Taiwan by the weekend. Due to the effects of southerly winds on these two days, central and southern Taiwan will see occasional showers Friday and Saturday, while the rest of the country is expected to see cloudy skies with occasional showers and thunderstorms in the afternoons.