TAIPEI (TVBS News) — Two northeastern monsoons are set to bring cooler weather and rainfall to different parts of Taiwan starting Thursday (Nov. 22), according to meteorologist Wu De-rong.
Wu stated that the windward side of the island would experience rain showers, with another monsoon surge expected to arrive in the latter part of next Monday.
By next Tuesday Tuesday into Wednesday morning, a strong radiative cooling effect will lead to lower temperatures, plunging to around 11 degrees Celsius in Taipei.
Despite the significant temperature drop during the night, days are anticipated to warm up quickly.
As the latest European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model shows, the entire region should enjoy clear skies today with large diurnal temperature variations.
Temperatures across the island range from 14 to 29 degrees in the north and central areas, and 14 to 30 degrees in the south and east.
Localized brief showers are expected tomorrow and Saturday along the northern coast, eastern Greater Taipei, and other eastern areas. Regions to the south of Taoyuan are predicted to remain mostly sunny with some cloud cover.
As the cold air mass weakens, daytime temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to drop slightly and cool.
By next Sunday, as the monsoon eases, the weather is forecasted to improve with a slight temperature increase, though brief showers may still occur in eastern areas.