Taipei--Taipei recorded a temperature as low as 19.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the lowest over the past week, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
Apart from the capital city of Taiwan, the low-lying areas on the island that also recorded lows of under 20 degrees on Saturday were Keelung City at 19.7 degrees and Yilan County at 19.4 degrees, the CWB data showed.
The weather bureau has attributed the cooler weather to strong northeasterly winds.
Cheng Ming-dean (???), director of the weather bureau's Meteorological Research and Development Center, said on his Facebook page Sunday that nine out of the 10 lowest temperatures recorded in Taiwan on the previous day were all under 20 degrees.
The lowest temperature was detected at the monitoring station on Yushan (Jade Mountain) at 3.9 degrees, followed by 11.2 degrees on Alishan (Mount Ali), Cheng said.
Su'ao Township of Yilan County recorded a temperature of 20.1 degrees, ranking 10th on the list of 10 lowest temperatures in Taiwan on Saturday, the meteorologist said.
According to the CWB forecast, northeasterly winds will continue to bring cooler weather to the island on Sunday, with the highest temperatures to stand at 25-28 degrees in the north and the eastern counties of Yilan and Hualien, and 29-30 degrees in the central and southern areas.
The lows will reach 21-22 degrees in the north, Yilan and Hualien, and 23-24 degrees in the central and south, the bureau said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel