Temperatures expected to climb slightly Tuesday

Taipei--Taiwan will warm up slightly on Tuesday as a cold air mass weakens, with daytime highs expected to reach 21 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and 25 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Northern parts of the island and Yilan and Hualien counties in eastern Taiwan are expected to see highs of between 16 and 21 degrees, it said.

Central and southern Taiwan, as well as the eastern county of Taitung, are likely to see highs of 22 to 25 degrees, it said.

Lows are forecast to be around 12 degrees in areas north of central Taiwan and Yilan, and 15 to 16 degrees in southern Taiwan and Hualien and Taitung, it said.

Most parts of the island will remain dry for the day, with rain forecast for some parts of northern and eastern Taiwan, the bureau said.

On Wednesday, northern and eastern Taiwan, as well as mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan, are likely to see occasional showers, while other parts of the island will be cloudy and dry, it said.

Temperatures will begin to drop on Wednesday night, due to another approaching cold air mass.

From Thursday to Friday (Chinese New Year's Eve), temperatures are forecast to drop to 13 degrees in central and northern Taiwan, and 15-17 degrees in southern Taiwan, as well as Hualien and Taitung, the bureau said.

Temperatures will start to climb on Friday, and most parts of the island will see partly cloudy or sunny weather over the weekend, it said.

The weather will become cooler in northern Taiwan on Jan. 30 due to the strengthening of seasonal northeasterly winds, the bureau said, predicting rain in northern and eastern Taiwan and dry weather in other parts of the island.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel