Much cooler weather with increasing chances of rain is expected to prevail until Wednesday in northern and northeastern Taiwan due to stronger seasonal winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.
Lows in those regions are likely to hover between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius but will dip to 14 degrees from late Monday into early Tuesday, when the cold air will be strongest, the CWB said.
Other areas in Taiwan will see minimum temperatures of 19-20 degrees with cloudy to sunny skies through Wednesday, according to forecasters.
Meanwhile, highs of 21-24 degrees are expected in northern and northeastern Taiwan and 25-28 degrees in other areas for the next three days, the CWB said.
The weather is expected to turn slightly warmer Thursday and Friday, before another cold wave comes in, sending the mercury down again, CWB data showed.
According to Wu Der-rong (???), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, the cold front toward the end of the week will be the strongest in Taiwan so far this winter.
During that period, temperatures will drop to 12 degrees or lower in Taipei, Wu said, citing data from the European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel