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Frontal system is bringing lower temperatures, rain

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The arrival of fall’s first frontal system last night is expected to bring cooler temperatures and rain to the nation.

The Central Weather Bureau yesterday said that the system would likely bring rain to Keelung, Yilan County and the west coast today, before it begins to move south tomorrow, bringing showers to the south and east of the nation.

Because of the rain, the bureau forecast that temperatures in northern Taiwan are likely to drop by 7?C to 8?C today, with highs reaching about 27?C.

Other regions of the nation are likely to see highs of between 30?C and 31?C and lows of 23?C to 25?C.

The northeast wind will begin to be felt between Wednesday and Saturday as the frontal system moves away from Taiwan, and temperatures are likely to rebound to between 29?C and 31?C, the bureau said.

Chances of showers are high along the east coast as well as the mountainous area of northern Taiwan.

Afternoon showers are also forecast for the mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan.

The bureau said it is keeping watch on Typhoon Kilo, which was about 5,000km away from Taiwan yesterday and is forecast to head to the east coast of Japan.

The highest temperature in the nation yesterday was reached in Taipei, which saw 36.5?C at 12:03pm, while Keelung had the second-highest of 35.7?C at noon, the bureau said.

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