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CWB says chances good for clear mid-autumn day

TAIPEI--Chances for clear skies are high in Western Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday, while residents in northern and eastern parts of the island might have to try their luck for moon watching, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.

As Typhoon Jelawat gradually moves away from Taiwan, a more stable weather pattern is expected across the island, with occasional showers likely only in Yilan County, Hualien County and mountainous regions in the Greater Taipei area, the bureau said.

However, strong winds might continue to be felt in coastal areas, the bureau cautioned, predicting gusts of up to 110 kilometers per hour in Western Taiwan.

Much lower temperatures are also expected during the festival, with daily lows dropping by about 3 degrees Celsius island-wide due to the effects of a new wave of seasonal winds passing over Taiwan during the weekends, the bureau said.

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