Taipei, Temperatures in most of the northern half of Taiwan are expected to fall to lows of 13 degrees Celsius this week, with the approach of a seasonal northeasterly wind system, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.
The wind system will begin to affect Taiwan late Sunday night, sending the mercury down to 14-16 degrees in northern and central parts of the country through to Wednesday, the bureau said.
In low-lying and coastal regions, as well as in areas close to the mountains, the temperature is expected to dip to lows of 13 degrees over the three-day period, according to CWB forecaster Wang Pin-hsiang (王品翔).
In eastern and southern parts of the country, lows will hover around 17-18 degrees, he said.
Meanwhile, rain is expected in Keelung and other northeastern coastal areas, as well as in the greater Taipei area, this week, while other parts of the country will see fair weather, Wang forecast.
The cold wet weather in northern Taiwan is likely to last until Dec. 18, after which the mercury will rise again and the rain will stop, he said.
Another cold wave, however, will arrive on Dec. 19, bringing cold rainy weather to northern Taiwan again, Wang said.
He also warned of poor air quality in central and southern Taiwan this week.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel