Low temperature warning issued for 17 cities, counties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/27
By: Flor Wang

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau issued a low temperature warning on

View of Yushan covered in snow Saturday.

View of Yushan covered in snow Saturday.

Sunday for 17 cities and counties across Taiwan, as the current cold spell enshrouding Taiwan is expected to persist into Monday morning.

Because of the cold wave and radiative cooling effects, areas north of Tainan, open coastal areas in northeastern Yilan County and the outlying Kinmen and Matsu islands will see the mercury dip below 10 degrees Celsius from Sunday night to Monday morning, the bureau said.

The cold wave sent temperatures to a low of minus 10.9 degrees on Yushan (Jade Mountain), Taiwan’s highest peak at 3,952 meters, at 2:24 a.m. on Sunday and brought more snow to the mountain.

About 19 centimeters of snow had accumulated on Yushan as of 6 a.m., according to the bureau.     [FULL  STORY]

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