Yushan blanketed in frost as cold front sweeps Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: December 17, 2016

TAIPEI–Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan, was covered in frost Friday as a cold

Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan, is covered in frost on Friday, Dec. 16. (CNA)

air mass blanketed Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

According to CWB data, the temperature on the mountain, also known as the Jade Mountain, was between 0 and minus 4 degrees Celsius during the frost.

In low-lying areas, meanwhile, the effects of the cold front were most pronounced in Yilan in northeastern Taiwan, where a low of 12.6 degrees was reported, and in Tamsui in northwestern Taiwan, where the mercury dropped to 13.4 degrees, the CWB said.

The cold weather is likely to prevail throughout Friday, with minimum temperatures hovering around 12-14 degrees in Northern and Central Taiwan, and 15-16 degrees in the south and east, forecasters said.    [FULL  STORY]

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