Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan, was covered in frost Friday as a cold air mass blanketed Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
According to CWB data, the temperature on the mountain, also known as the Jade Mountain, was between 0 and minus 4 degrees Celsius during the frost.
In low-lying areas, meanwhile, the effects of the cold front were most pronounced in Yilan in northeastern Taiwan, where a low of 12.6 degrees was reported, and in Tamsui in northwestern Taiwan, where the mercury dropped to 13.4 degrees, the CWB said.
The cold weather is likely to prevail throughout Friday, with minimum temperatures hovering around 12-14 degrees in northern and central Taiwan, and 15-16 degrees in the south and east, forecasters said.
Highs of 16-17 degrees can be expected in northern Taiwan, 19-20 degrees in central and eastern Taiwan, and 22-24 degrees in southern Taiwan, according to the bureau.
The weather is forecast to warm up again during the day on Saturday, with highs of 21 degrees in northern Taiwan, and 25 degrees in central and southern parts of the country.
The moderate weather is likely to last into next Monday, the CWB said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel