Taiwan could see coldest April day in 19 years: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/13
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Taiwan could see its coldest April day since 1996 Wednesday as a cold air mass might send temperatures plunging to lows of around 11 degrees Celsius in areas north of Chiayi, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.

Forecasters said that a cold mass in April 1996 caused a low of some 10 degrees Celsius.

A cold front at this time of year is rather uncommon for Taiwan, they said.

The cold air mass could start affecting Taiwan from later Monday, the bureau said, adding that lows could drop to 12 degrees in northern Taiwan, 14 degrees in central Taiwan and 16 degrees in southern Taiwan.

Cloudy to sunny skies are expected islandwide through Wednesday, it said.

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