Temperatures in Taiwan set to plummet starting Thursday

Taipei--Temperatures in Taiwan will begin to drop on Thursday as the first cold spell of the winter hits, with lows likely to dip to 9 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Tuesday.

Taiwan will see partly cloudy or sunny skies on Tuesday, with daytime highs of 21 to 23 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and eastern Taiwan's Yilan County, 23 to 24 degrees in Hualien and Taitung counties in eastern Taiwan, and 26 and 27 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, the bureau said.

Lows for the day are expected to hit 14 to 17 degrees around the island, it said.

On Wednesday, temperatures around Taiwan will climb slightly, due to the weakening of seasonal northeasterly winds, the bureau said.

The winter's first cold spell is expected to arrive on Thursday and be felt until Feb. 13, according to the bureau, which warned that the weather front would likely bring the coldest weather of this winter.

The cold spell will likely send temperatures down to 10 or 11 degrees in northern, central and northeastern Taiwan on Friday, Saturday and Feb. 13, the bureau said.

On Sunday, northern Taiwan is likely to see temperatures as low as 9 degrees, it forecast.

During the same period, temperatures will drop to 12-14 degrees in southern Taiwan and Hualien and Taitung counties, it said.

Most of the island will see cloudy skies on Friday and Saturday, but the weather will turn sunny on Sunday and Monday, the bureau said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel