By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low
Taipei, March 26 (CNA) The sun has finally shown its face after two weeks of rain, but temperatures around Taiwan will remain low, especially during the late night and early morning hours, until next Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
The bureau said the air mass currently lingering over Taiwan is colder than expected and has been upgraded from a “strong cold air mass” to a “cold surge.”
In the early hours of Saturday, low temperatures of 9-11 degrees Celsius were recorded in northern and central Taiwan and 13-15 degrees in southern and eastern Taiwan, according to the bureau.
The lowest temperature — 8.7 degrees — was seen in New Taipei’s coastal Tamsui District.
The CWB forecast that between Saturday and next Monday, overnight and early-morning temperatures will likely drop to below 10 degrees in open coastal areas in Yilan, regions north of Tainan, as well as the outlying counties of Kinmen and Matsu. [FULL STORY]