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Mercury to drop 10 degrees C in northern Taiwan Tuesday

2015/04/06 23:11:06

Taipei, April 6 (CNA) A cold front with northeastern seasonal winds will bring mercury down by more than 10 degrees Celsius and showers in northern Taiwan Tuesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.

The daytime temperature will be 18-23 degrees in northern Taiwan and nighttime 14-20 degrees. Central Taiwan may experience 22-28 degrees in the daytime and 16-18 degrees at night. In southern Taiwan, the daytime temperature will be 23-30 degrees and nighttime temperature 18-20 degrees, according to the CWB forecast.

Northern and eastern Taiwan may see showers on Tuesday. The probability of precipitation will be 60 percent or higher in Keelung City, Yilan and Hualien counties and Matsu on Tuesday.

Mudan Reservoir in the southernmost county of Pingtung saw a 90 millimeter rainfall on Monday, while the water level stood at 126.31 meters, equivalent to 37.70 percent of its overall capacity as of 8 p.m., the Water Resources Agency said.

As for the catchment area of Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan, three weather monitoring stations including Baling and Chiduan recorded 26-34 millimeters of rainfall by 8 p.m. Monday, according to the CWB website.

Taipei recorded a temperature of 34.5 degrees on Monday afternoon, a new high this year. Other weather monitoring stations in New Taipei, Yilan and Hsinchu also recorded highs of more than 32.0 degrees that same day.

Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), a director of the CWB, said on his Facebook page Monday that the high temperatures were the results of a warm sector created between the warm front that has been hovering over Taiwan and a cold front that is arriving.

(By Chen Tzu-ling, Yang Shu-min and Kuo Chung-han)