Coldest day of winter so far grips Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/17
By: Chen Wei-ting, Chiang Chun-liang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) Under a strong cold air mass, Taiwan experienced its

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

coldest weather since the start of winter Thursday morning, with Chiayi recording the lowest temperature at 11.2 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Meanwhile, Yushan, the tallest peak in Taiwan at 3,952 meters, recorded the lowest temperature of 3 degrees below zero but did not get the season’s first snow as forecast, because the cold air mass failed to bring sufficient moisture for the creation of snow, the bureau said.

The lowest temperatures recorded on Alishan and Yangmingshan were 4 degrees and 5.5 degrees, respectively.     [FULL  STORY]

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