By: Chen Wei-ting and Christie Chen
The lowest temperature in a low-lying area on Taiwan proper as of 7 a.m. Tuesday was 10.9 degrees Celsius in Chiayi City, followed by 11.2 degrees in Tamsui in New Taipei and 11.4 degrees in Wuqi in Taichung, CWB data showed.
The mercury could drop to around 10 degrees in areas north of Chiayi and in coastal and open areas in Yilan County on Tuesday night, the bureau forecast.
Temperatures during the day will range from 12 to 20 degrees in the north, 14 to 19 degrees in the northeast, 14 to 23 degrees in central Taiwan, 16 to 19 degrees in the east, and 17 to 24 degrees in the south, according to the bureau.
The mercury will remain low on Wednesday and Thursday, with the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures as much as 10 degrees around Taiwan in the following week because of radiative cooling effects, the bureau predicted. [FULL STORY]