Trop­i­cal Storm Maysak is set to bring rain from Sun­day: weather bureau

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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