A cold air mass that has sent minimum temperatures in most areas of Taiwan plunging to new lows for the season could persist into the morning of Dec. 17, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
Apart for Hengchun (??) in southern Taiwan, lows in all other places in Taiwan were at 20 degrees Celsius or lower as of Thursday morning, the CWB said.
In Tamsui (??), northern Taiwan, a low of 13.1 degrees was recorded early Tuesday, the lowest temperature in low-lying areas of Taiwan since the start of winter, the bureau said.
Highs for the day could drop by 3-5 degrees in northern Taiwan to around 16 degrees, with increasing chances of rain, according to the forecasters.
Maximum temperatures could reach 20-25 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, and 19-21 degrees in eastern Taiwan, the CWB said.
On Dec. 17, the mercury could hover between 15-20 degrees in northern Taiwan, 16-24 degrees in central Taiwan and 17-24 degrees in southern Taiwan, it said.
Warmer weather is likely to follow in the early part of next week, with northern Taiwan likely to see highs of 26 degrees Dec. 19, the bureau said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel