Tamsui recorded a temperature of 16.2 degrees Celsius Thursday morning, the lowest for this autumn, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The CWB said that the drop in the mercury was due to northeasterly seasonal winds, as well as rain from southern China.
Keelung recorded a low of 17.2 degrees, while Hsinwu District in Taoyuan City registered a low of 17.3 degrees in the morning, also the lowest recorded so far this autumn at the two respective weather monitoring stations.
The CWB said that people in northern Taiwan will experience wet and cold conditions in the daytime, with the temperature hovering between just 20-22 degrees.
The CWB said that the wet and cold weather will last until Friday, when temperatures will climb in the latter part of that day and extend toward the first half of Saturday.
On Saturday night, a second wave of northeasterly winds will affect northern Taiwan, with the wet and cold weather returning and lows forecast to drop to 17 degrees.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel