Severe cold spell rewrites Taiwan’s weather record books

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/25
By: Chen Ting-wei and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) A powerful cold front that has engulfed Taiwan since 201601250034t0001Saturday has set many new firsts, including forcing the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a low temperature warning covering the entire country on Sunday for the first time.

Even offshore islands, including Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu, were all included in the warning, the bureau said.

Temperatures set record lows in many parts of the country. Weather stations in Su’ao in Yilan County, Xinwu in Taoyuan, and Anbu and Zhuzihu on Yangmingshan all recorded their lowest temperatures ever on Sunday, hitting 5 degrees Celsius in Su’ao, 4.2 degrees in Xinwu, minus 3.7 degrees in Anbu and minus 1.5 degrees in Zhuzihu.

The weather monitoring stations in Kinmen and Matsu set records on Monday, with lows of 1.3 degrees in Kinmen and 0.3 degrees in Matsu.     [FULL  STORY]

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