The weather roller coaster will continue this week as the mercury is expected to dip to about 13˚C or 14˚C in the north as a cold air mass is forecast to arrive tomorrow, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
The bureau said a frontal system would arrive in the nation tonight, bringing rain to northern, central and eastern regions.
Lows in northern and northeastern regions will hit 13˚C to 14˚C. The highs in these two regions will drop to 18˚C.
Statistics from the bureau showed that the daytime highs yesterday topped 25˚C in northern and northeastern regions and 30˚C in central and southern regions.
For today, the bureau forecast that highs in the daytime could go up to 29˚C to 30˚C. Cloudy to sunny skies are forecast nationwide.
For tomorrow, highs in the central and eastern regions are expected to drop by 4˚C to 5˚C, whereas highs in the south may drop by 2˚C to 3˚C.
Meanwhile, the bureau was criticized yesterday over inaccurate forecast for the weekend.
The bureau said last week that the nation would see sunny skies over the weekend. However, people in northern Taiwan woke to heavy rain and thunder on Saturday.
The downpour forced the cancelation of the second exhibition baseball game between the LA Dodgers and the Chinese Professional Baseball League＊s All-Star team.
Forecaster Hsieh Min-ken (謝旻耕) said rainfall in the spring was hard to predict.
※With the technology we have at the moment we cannot give an accurate estimate of the rainfall three to five days from now,§ Hsieh said.
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