Weather variability expected in Taiwan: CWA issues alerts

The Central Weather Administration projects significant temperature shifts in Taiwan, with daytime highs reaching 29°C in the north and exceeding 30°C other regions, while nighttime lows drop to around 20°C.

The Central Weather Administration (CWA) forecasts significant temperature fluctuations across Taiwan on Wednesday, with daytime highs and nighttime lows differing by up to 10 degrees Celsius.

According to CWA data, daytime temperatures are expected to peak at 29 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, while surpassing 30 degrees Celsius in other regions. The weather will be somewhat humid during the day.

As the evening approaches, temperatures will cool down, dropping to around 20 degrees Celsius in the north and ranging between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius in other areas. This cooling trend is attributed to a strengthening seasonal northeasterly wind.

Eastern Taiwan may experience sporadic showers, with light drizzles anticipated in mountainous areas of the Greater Taipei region. Heavy rainfall is a possibility in mountainous regions of central and southern Taiwan during the afternoon, while other parts of the island may encounter sporadic shower storms.

The CWA warns of gusts up to 75 kilometers per hour in open coastal areas from Taoyuan to Tainan, including the Hengchun Peninsula and outlying islands such as Lanyu, Ludao, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Environment cautions about overseas pollution carried by the northeasterly wind, which could accumulate in central and southern regions downwind.

“Orange alerts” for air quality have been issued for northern and central Taiwan, the Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan regions, and outlying islands such as Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu. The ministry emphasizes the potential issuance of “orange warnings” for other areas throughout the day.

An orange alert indicates unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups, including the elderly, children, and individuals with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, who are advised to limit outdoor activities.