Presenter: The Mid-Autumn Festival is almost here, and the weather during the long holiday weekend is expected to be stifling hot.
Typhoon Chanthu is no longer affecting Taiwan, and the weather has gradually improved. Penghu, Kinmen, and the central and southern regions are alternating between clear and rainy weather, while other regions are seeing afternoon thunder showers. The Central Weather Bureau forecasts the weather will remain like this until Sept. 16. A Pacific high-pressure system will begin strengthening on Sept. 17, and the weather will become blistering hot.
Wu Wan-hua, Senior Technical Specialist, Central Weather Bureau:”The Pacific high-pressure system will gradually strengthen, so the weather will be stifling hot and even blistering hot after Friday. We may see morning sunshine and afternoon thunder showers.”
Numerous cities and counties have banned outdoor barbecues as a precaution against the Delta variant. People are hoping for good weather to admire the moon during the four days of the Mid-Autumn Festival long weekend, which are Sept. 18 to 21. The CWB says there will be sunshine during the mornings and thunder showers in the afternoons. There might also be heavy rain in some parts.
Wu Wan-hua, Senior Technical Specialist, Central Weather Bureau:”Between Friday and Saturday, the north, central, southern, northeastern, and other mountainous regions will see afternoon thunder showers. In between, there might be locally heavy rain. From Saturday until Monday and Tuesday, we forecast that the regions seeing afternoon thunder showers will decrease and only those areas located near mountains will see them.”
The Mid-Autumn Festival long weekend will see typical summer weather. Matsu, Penghu, the central and southern regions, and the eastern region will see temperatures of around 32 to 33 degrees Celsius, while Kinmen and the north will see temperatures of around 34 degrees Celsius. Some regions may see even higher temperatures. The intensity of the afternoon thunder showers will vary by region and depend on the stability of the weather on that day.