Taipei--Snow fell for the second time this month on Yushan, Taiwan's tallest peak, as a cold air mass blanketed Taiwan Sunday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
Under the influence of the continental cold air mass, temperatures on some parts of Yushan dropped to zero degrees Celsius, bringing snow at an elevation of 3,850 meters, the bureau said.
The snowfall started on Yushan North Peak at 2:05 p.m. and was expected to continue into the evening until a dry air mass set in, according to the CWB.
It was the second snowfall on the mountain this month, after a similar weather pattern on March 8.
Meanwhile, on Hehuanshan the temperature was between 1 and 3 degrees and there was no snow or hail, but 8.3 centimeters of rainfall had been recorded there Sunday as of 2 p.m., the weather bureau said.
Due to the heavy rains and landslides, a section of Provincial Highway 14A, which rises from an elevation of 1,148 meters in Wushe in Nantou, to 3,275 meters in Wuling in Hehuanshan and ends in Dayuling in Hualien, was closed Sunday, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel