Tropical Storm Maysak is set to bring rain from Sunday: weather bureau
The sunny weather seen across Taiwan at the start of the fourday Tomb Sweeping Festival long weekend could give way to rain from Sunday under the influence of Tropical Storm Maysak, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
As of 2 p.m., the storm was centered off the coast of the Philippines, moving in a westnorthwesterly direction at a speed of 24 kilometers per hour.
The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 108 kph, with gusts reaching 136.8 kph, the bureau said.
As Maysak continues to approach Taiwan, rain is likely in Eastern, Central and Southern Taiwan, as well as in mountainous areas in northern parts of the country, forecasters said.
The bureau also warned of rogue waves through Monday in areas off the coast of Eastern, Southern and Southwestern Taiwan due to the storm.
More unstable weather is forecast from Monday, when a front from the north is expected to bring showers across the country, the CWB said.
Daytime high temperatures might drop from Tuesday by some 10 degrees Celsius in Northern Taiwan to around 21 degrees, it said.
Highs could hover around 27 degrees in central Taiwan and 30 degrees in southern Taiwan.