Mercury to drop from Friday, with lows reaching 15°C next week: CWB

Strengthening northeasterly winds will bring gradually cooler weather to Taiwan from Friday, with temperatures in the north forecast to drop as low as 15-16 degrees Celsius by the middle of next week, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

On Thursday, temperatures are expected to rise to 22-23 degrees in northern Taiwan and to the mid to upper-20s in central and southern areas, the weather bureau said.

From Friday, however, temperatures in the north are forecast to drop by about one degree Celsius every two days, with daytime highs sinking below 20 degrees by Sunday on their way to a low of 15-16 degrees next Wednesday night, CWB forecaster CWB forecaster Huang En-hung (???) told CNA.

Currently, Huang said, the CWB is also monitoring a cold front that could arrive in Taiwan around Dec. 15, pushing temperatures in the Taipei area as low as 14 degrees, though there is still uncertainty in the forecasting models.

The cooler temperatures over the next week are likely to be accompanied by scattered rain showers, with heavier rain possible on the Keelung coast, in the northeast, and mountainous areas of Greater Taipei, Huang said.

Meanwhile, in central and southern Taiwan temperatures from Friday through next week are forecast to be in the lower to mid-20s, with mostly cloudy to sunny skies, according to the CWB's seven-day forecast.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel