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Snow falls on Jade Mountain, cold weather prevails

2019/03/07 10:45:26

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Snow fell on Taiwan's Jade Mountain early Thursday as a strengthening continental cold air mass continued to push temperatures down and bring rainfall across the island, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.

Because of the low temperatures and high levels of moisture brought by the cold air mass, snow began falling on the 3952-meter Jade Mountain, Taiwan's highest peak, at 2:10 a.m. and had accumulated to 1 centimeter as of 3:50 a.m., according to the CWB.

Meanwhile, as the strong cold air mass moves over Taiwan, cold and wet weather will prevail across the island Thursday, the CWB said.

The weather bureau added that daytime lows are expected to dip to 14-18 degrees Celsius in the south, and in eastern Taiwan's Hualien and Taitung, with northern Taiwan and northeastern Taiwan's Yilan likely to see temperatures dropping to 12-13 degrees between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

(By Chen Wei-ting, Wu Chia-ying, Chi Jo-yao)