Mercury forecast to plummet from Jan. 7

Taipei,  A strong cold air mass is forecast to reach Taiwan from Jan. 7, pushing the temperature down to 11-14 degrees Celsius in western and northeastern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.

While the mercury is expected to continue rising islandwide through Jan. 4 as the current cold spell eases, a cold air mass moving in from the northeast could start to impact Taiwan from Jan. 5, the bureau said.

The cold air could intensify further on Jan. 7, sending the temperature in some northern Taiwan areas down to 10 degrees, according to forecasters.

As the cold air will also have abundant moisture, rain is forecast across northern Taiwan throughout the period, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, there is a chances of snow at altitudes above 3,000 meters across the country, as well as mountains above 2,000 meters in northern and northeastern Taiwan, according to the bureau.

On Sunday, temperatures across the country are likely to rise to 20-22 degrees, but rain is predicted in the Greater Taipei area and eastern Taiwan, while other parts of the country could see cloudy to sunny weather, it said.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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