Temperatures to drop to around 12 degrees Sunday

Taipei--A continental cold air mass has arrived in northern Taiwan, bringing cold and wet temperatures Saturday with the mercury likely to dip to 12 degrees Celsius Sunday, meteorologist Wu Der-rong (???) said.

Wu said that rains will start to move southwards Sunday and the public could feel even colder than a dry and cold weather pattern, urging the public to keep warm.

According to the Central Weather Bureau, the temperature in the daytime Saturday could range between 16 degrees and 18 degrees, but drop to between 14 and 15 degrees at night.

The temperature in the coastal areas in northern Taiwan could drop to between 12 and 13 degrees Celsius between Saturday night and Sunday morning, Wu said.

From Sunday night and Monday morning, the temperature will drop to the lowest at around 12 degrees in coastal areas in northern Taiwan, he added.

The weather turned rainy north of Taichung, as well as in the eastern part of Taiwan Saturday, and Wu said mountainous areas in southern Taiwan could also see rain.

Rain will start to fall in the plains of southern Taiwan Sunday, Wu said.

The weather will be stable between Monday and Wednesday, but temperature differences in the daytime and at night will be big, said Wu.

By Thursday, it will be warm and balmy, with the chance of brief rains in eastern Taiwan.

Another cold front will arrive on March 31-April 1, sending the mercury

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel