Snow falls again on Taiwan’s highest peak

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-26

Snow is falling for the second time this month on Yushan – or Jade Mountain — Taiwan’s tallest peak. The Central Weather Bureau says that a cold air mass sent temperatures dipping to below zero degrees Celsius, bringing snow at an elevation of 3,850 meters.

The snow began to fall early on Sunday afternoon and was expected to continue into the evening until a dry air mass sets in.

This is the second snowfall on the mountain this month, after a similar weather system moved through on March 8.

Meanwhile, the rest of Taiwan is also feeling the effects of the cold air mass. Meteorologists say the effects will be strongest between Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning. Taipei and northern Taiwan can expect low temperatures of between 12-13 degrees. Central Taiwan is looking a low of about 15, while southern Taiwan can expect lows of between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius.    [FULL  STORY]

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