Weather to remain cold, dry until Tuesday: CWB

Taipei-- Under the influence of a strong cold air mass from China which arrived in Taiwan last Friday, the weather around the island will remain cold and dry until Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

With the cold front, the mercury around the island remained low on Sunday, with lows of 11-13 degrees Celsius seen in areas north of Chayi County in southern Taiwan and Yilan in eastern Taiwan, while the other areas saw lows of 14-16 degrees, said Cheng Ming-dean (???), head of the CWB's Weather Forecast Center.

However, sunny weather was forecast for northern Taiwan and temperatures there could rebound by 1-2 degrees on Sunday, while central and southern Taiwan could see highs of 22-24 degrees, according to the CWB.

On Sunday, partly cloudy or sunny skies can be expected for most areas of Taiwan, with occasional showers in eastern Taiwan and mountainous areas of northern Taiwan, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, according to former CWB Director-General Daniel Wu (???), open areas north of Chiayi could see lows of 11-12 degrees on Monday morning.

The cold air mass will weaken from Tuesday and the mercury around Taiwan will gradually rebound, with a greater chance of occasional rain in the north and the east, Wu said.

But due to another weather front, the weather would turn wet on Wednesday, with the north and the east to see sporadic showers, according to the CWB. Temperatures in northern Taiwan will begin to drop later that day, according to Wu.

The weather is expected to turn warm and dry between Thursday and Saturday in all areas of Taiwan, with the exception of coastal and mountainous parts of northern Taiwan as well as the east, where sporadic and small amounts of showers are forecast, Wu said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel