Mon, Feb 21, 2011 - Page 2 News List

Rain forecast to ease today as system moves out to sea

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff Reporter

Rain is expected to ease today as a frontal system that lingered over the country during the weekend moves out to sea, the Central Weather Bureau forecast yesterday.

The chance of showers remains high in northern and the northeastern parts of the nation today, particularly along the coastal areas in Keelung, the bureau said.

Forecaster Wang Chun-sian (王君賢) said the cold air mass would continue to affect temperatures nationwide for a few days, with highs in the northern and northeastern regions failing to exceed 20?C -today and tomorrow.

Wang said temperatures in the northern and northeastern regions would rise beginning on Wednesday, with highs above 20?C expected.

Weather in the central and southern regions would remain relatively stable, with highs between 24?C and 26?C, he said.

The bureau said the west coast, as well as Kinmen and Matsu, might be shrouded in fog, adding that the situation would be more acute when temperature begin to rise on Wednesday.

Passengers scheduled to fly to outlying islands are advised to check with the airlines to see if their flights have been canceled.

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