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First winter cold spell to affect Taiwan from Thursday: CWB

2017/02/06 13:02:26

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) The first cold spell of the winter will begin to impact Taiwan on Thursday, with lows likely to dip to 9-11 degrees Celsius in northern and central areas, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Monday.

The weather will turn cold from early Thursday, with minimum temperatures dropping by four degrees to 10-11 degrees in northern and central Taiwan and 12-14 degrees in other areas, forecasters said.

As the cold air brings with it ample moisture, rain is expected island wide through Saturday, the bureau added.

The cold spell is likely to peak on Sunday, sending the mercury down to 9-10 degrees in northern and central areas, according to the CWB.

However, with less chance of rain on Sunday, it could still feel warmer than previous days, the bureau said.

With the arrival of the cold air, weather in Taiwan will remain relatively cold through next Monday, bureau data showed.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin)
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