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Temperatures forecast to drop in Taiwan this week

2016/01/11 12:11:28

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Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) The strengthening of seasonal northeasterly winds is likely to send the mercury falling in northern and northeastern Taiwan throughout the week, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.

From Tuesday to Sunday, lows in those areas will hover between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius, while highs will be between 16 and 18 degrees, according to the bureau.

Temperatures will range between 14 and 22 degrees in central Taiwan, 16 and 25 degrees in the south, and 17 and 22 degrees in the east, according to the bureau.

Brief rain showers can be expected Tuesday and Wednesday in northern and eastern Taiwan; Thursday and Friday in eastern Taiwan, mountainous areas in the south and areas north of central Taiwan; and Saturday and Sunday in northern and eastern parts of the country, the bureau said.

It forecast cold, wet weather for Saturday, when voters in Taiwan will elect their next president and a new legislature.

Meanwhile, temperatures in northern and northeastern Taiwan were gradually falling on Monday due to the passing of a weather front and the strengthening of northeasterly winds, the bureau said.

Temperatures in those areas were expected to hover between 16 and 21 degrees on Monday, and brief showers were forecast for areas north of central Taiwan.

"In a couple of days, the effects of the continental cold high pressure system will be more obvious and the weather will be more like winter," Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), the head of the CWB's Weather Forecast Center, wrote on his Facebook page Monday.

(By Christie Chen)