Northern Taiwan temps dip below 11

The China Post
Date: January 16, 2017

Taipei — The current cold air mass that has been affecting Taiwan since Friday will begin to weaken on

Freezing mist covers Yushan (Jade Mountain) on Sunday, Jan. 15. Temperatures on the North Peak of Yushan fell to minus 3 degrees Celsius early Sunday morning, and Paiyun Lodge, where most hikers to the peak of Yushan stay overnight, registered a low of minus 1 degree, the Yushan National Park Headquarters said. (CNA)

Tuesday, but another stronger cold air system will arrive on Friday, causing temperatures to drop to as low as 11 degrees in Northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

Flat areas of Taipei, Tamsui in New Taipei and Yilan in northeastern Taiwan recorded low temperatures of 13.3 degrees Celsius in the early morning Sunday, according to the bureau.

Under the effect of the ongoing cold air mass, the mercury around Taiwan will remain low Sunday and Monday, with northern and eastern parts of the island to see occasional rain, it said.

In the northern and northeastern parts of the country, daytime highs on Sunday were forecast to reach 16-17 degrees, with 18-20 degrees expected in the eastern counties of Hualien and Taitung and 20-23 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, according to the bureau.    [FULL  STORY]

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