Temperatures to fall over the weekend

After several days of warm, dry weather, temperatures around Taiwan could fall to around 15 degrees Celsius on Sunday when seasonal northeasterly winds begin to affect the island, former bureau director-general Daniel Wu (???) said Tuesday.

Taiwan is expected to come under the influence of a relatively strong weather system on Sunday that could send the mercury plunging in northern Taiwan.

Temperatures could dip to 14 degrees in coastal areas and to 15-16 degrees in Taipei on Jan. 9, though that would not quite reach the standard for a cold air mass, Wu said.

According to the Central Weather Bureau's definition, when a cold front passes through, temperatures drop to at least 14 degrees in downtown Taipei.

Before then, temperatures on Tuesday were expected to fall slightly because of weak northeasterly winds that have brought clouds and rain to coastal and mountainous areas in northern Taiwan and the greater Taipei area, Wu said.

Mild weather should return on Wednesday before more northeasterly winds move in on Friday, which might bring weather conditions similar to Tuesday's to the north, according to Wu.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel