Foehn winds forecast to hit South­east­ern Tai­wan

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Af­ter­noon thun­der­storms could ease off across Tai­wan, Fri­day, due to a strength­en­ing Pa­cific high pres­sure sys­tem, while south­east­ern parts of the coun­try might ex­pe­ri­ence Foehn winds — hot and dry gusts that can send the mer­cury soar­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Cen­tral Weather Bureau.

More sta­ble weather is likely for most parts of Tai­wan, fore­cast­ers said, adding that while the chance of thun­der­storms re­mains, they are not likely to be as in­tense and as long as the one the na­tion had ex­pe­ri­enced ear­lier in the week.

The Foehn winds, which de­scend the shel­tered side of moun­tains into val­leys and can of­ten send tem­per­a­tures over 36 de­grees Cel­sius, could af­fect south­east­ern Tai­wan through June 29, the bureau said.

The mer­cury in south­east­ern Tai­wan’s Dawu Town­ship rose to 38.7 de­grees Cel­sius last week un­der a sim­i­lar weather pat­tern, set­ting the high­est read­ing in Tai­wan this year, the bureau said.

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