Mercury forecast to drop to 11 degrees in northern Taiwan Friday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/20
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Temperatures in northern Taiwan have begun to fall due to the arrival of a strong cold air mass and are likely to drop to around 11 degrees Celsius later Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The bureau said daytime highs of around 15-16 degrees Celsius could be expected Friday in northern Taiwan and 20-26 in other parts of the island.

However, by Friday night and into Saturday temperatures are forecast to drop to 11 degrees in northern Taiwan, 12 degrees in central Taiwan, 14 degrees in southern Taiwan, and 11-15 degrees in the east, according to the CWB.

It has issued a low temperature warning for New Taipei, Keelung, Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu cities, and also for Hsinchu and Miaoli counties in northern Taiwan, the eastern county of Yilan, the central city of Taichung, and offshore Kinmen and Lienchiang counties.    [FULL  STORY]

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