Taipei-A continental cold front and radiative cooling effects sent temperatures in low-lying areas around Taiwan to their lowest level this season early Monday morning, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data showed.
The overnight low, recorded in Baoshan in Hsinchu County at 3:30 a.m., was 7.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest of any low-lying part of Taiwan this winter season, and the mercury also dipped below 9 degrees Celsius in many other plains areas.
Temperatures fell to 8.1 degrees in Emei in Hsinchu County, 8.2 degrees in Guangfu in Hualien County, and 8.4 to 8.7 degrees in Miaoli, Yunlin and Taitung counties, CWB data showed.
The bureau said that with the cold front expected to weaken during the day Monday, temperatures around Taiwan will rebound back above 20 degrees.
But it still issued a low temperature warning of 10 degrees for Monday night and Tuesday morning for five counties -- Hsinchu, Miaoli, Yunlin, Nantou and Hualien.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel