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Mercury falls to 19.4 degrees Celsius in New Taipei's Tamsui

2017/10/21 09:45:50

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Strengthening northeasterly winds sent the mercury down to 19.4 degrees Celsius in New Taipei's Tamsui District at 2:28 a.m. Saturday, the lowest temperature recorded in Taiwan's flatland areas so far this autumn, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Temperatures also saw significant fall in other parts of northern Taiwan early Saturday, with a low of 20 degrees recorded in Hsinchu, 20.1 degrees in New Taipei's Banqiao District, and 20.4 degrees in Taipei, CWB data showed.

The skies will remain cloudy in northern Taiwan Saturday, with high chances of rain in regions north of Hsinchu, the bureau said.

Daytime highs are forecast at 22-23 degrees in northern Taiwan and 25-29 degrees in the rest of the country, it added.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low)