Incoming cold air mass could send mercury down to 10 degrees

Taipei- Taiwan will continue to warm up on Wednesday as a cold air mass weakens, with highs expected to reach 22-27 degrees Celsius around the island, but an incoming cold air mass could push temperatures down to around 10 degrees over the weekend, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Daytime highs will reach between 22 and 25 degrees in northern and eastern Taiwan and between 25 and 27 degrees in central and southern Taiwan on Wednesday, it said. Lows are expected to be around 15-18 degrees Celsius, it added.

Most of the island will be partly cloudy or sunny, with some parts of eastern Taiwan and mountainous areas of northern Taiwan likely to see occasional showers, it said.

On Thursday, northern and eastern Taiwan will be likely to see rain and temperatures around the island will begin to drop, due to a weather front, the bureau said.

The weather front will be followed by a stronger cold air mass, which is expected to affect Taiwan from Friday to Jan. 24, it said.

Temperatures will plummet to around 11 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan and 13-15 degrees in southern Taiwan and eastern Taiwan's Hualien and Taitung counties from Friday to Jan. 23, it added.

On Jan. 24, central and northern could even see lows of 10 degrees Celsius, and southern Taiwan could see temperatures drop to 12 degrees, the bureau said.

The cold weather will remain until Jan. 24, but the weather will be dry in most of Taiwan starting Saturday, it said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel