Wintry days through Wednesday ahead of better weather for weekend

Taipei--The weather will get colder before it becomes warmer late this week, the Central Weather Bureau said Tuesday, adding the coldest day this week will be Wednesday, when the early morning temperatures could dip to 13 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan.

While the rain might taper off during the day Tuesday, it would feel much cooler than Monday with a difference of 5 to 10 degrees except in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County, where the drop in temperatures would not be as prominent as in other areas.

In northern Taiwan, daytime highs were not expected to rise above 15 degrees and the moisture and wind could make it feel like winter again.

But the true impact of the latest cold air mass would not be felt until late Tuesday through early Wednesday, when lows in areas north of central Taiwan, including the northeast, are expected to drop to 13 or even lower, according to the forecast.

In northern Taiwan, the temperatures are not likely to go much higher during the day Wednesday although chances of rain might be lower than on Tuesday.

Lows of 16 to 17 degrees are expected Wednesday in the south under cloudy to sunny conditions and in Hualien and Taitung Counties in eastern Taiwan, where there are expected to be brief local showers.

After another wet day Thursday, the weather is expected to gradually become drier and warmer Friday and Saturday.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel