First snow of winter yet to arrive, setting 11-year record: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/17
By: Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Temperatures on Jade Mountain dropped Thursday to the lowest so far this winter but there was no snow, which has set a record for the latest snow in Taiwan in 11 years, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

At 4:24 a.m., the mercury on Jade Mountain, Taiwan’s highest peak, fell to minus 1.2 degrees Celsius but there was not enough moisture to create the right conditions for snow, according to the CWB.

Not since 2008 has the winter’s first snowfall been delayed so late in Taiwan, the CWB said.

That year, the first snow of the season fell Jan. 17 on Jade Mountain, which stands 3,952 meters above sea level, the CWB said.    [FULL  STORY]

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