By: Wang Shu-fenand Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 25 (CNA) Taiwan is expected to see dry and warm weather throughout Christmas Day on Sunday before a cold air mass approaches on Tuesday, causing temperatures to plummet, the Central Weather Bureau said.
According to the bureau, highs of 24-26 degrees Celsius can be expected Sunday in northern Taiwan, and 26-28 degrees in central and southern Taiwan as well as Hualien and Taitung in the east.
With weakening northeasterly seasonal winds, the mercury is expected to rebound to above 25 degrees around Taiwan on Sunday and further rise to 28 degrees on Monday as warm southeasterly winds set in, according to Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University.
However, with the arrival of a cold front,the mercury will fall sharply on Tuesday and the effects of the cold air mass will continue until Dec. 31 morning, Wu said. [FULL STORY]