Extremely cold temperatures forecast for New Year’s Eve in parts of Taiwan

Perceived temperature forecast to be zero degrees Celsius in New Taipei’s Tamsui during countdown

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/27
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicted on Sunday (Dec. 27) that a cold air mass will begin to move southwards on Dec. 30, causing temperatures to plummet in parts of Taiwan.

The forecasted temperatures in New Taipei’s Tamsui on New Year’s Eve will be around zero degrees Celsius, while high mountains in northern Taiwan, including Yangminsghan in Taipei, will have a chance of snow between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1.

CWB forecaster Chen Chien-an (陳建安) told CNA that the cold air mass would cause the mercury to fall from morning till night on the 30th, with temperatures hovering around 17 degrees during the day and at lows of seven or eight degrees at night in northern and northeastern Taiwan. Lower temperatures are expected for open areas along the coast on the same night, Chen added.

The forecaster said temperatures in Taipei’s Xinyi District on New Year’s Eve would be around seven degrees, with the perceived temperature being around five degrees. He added that perceived temperatures for the coastal areas in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli, as well as Tamsui in New Taipei, would be zero degrees due to windy conditions.   [FULL  STORY]

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