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Mercury drops to 15.2 degrees Celsius in New Taipei's Tamsui

2017/11/23 12:04:06

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Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) Due to strong northeasterly winds, the mercury in New Taipei's Tamsui District fell to 15.2 degrees Celsius early Thursday morning, the lowest temperature recorded in a flatland area of Taiwan this autumn, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Meanwhile, 16 other weather monitoring stations around the country also saw record-breaking low temperatures for autumn, with a low of 15.4 degrees in Xinwu, Taoyuan, 15.8 degrees in New Taipei's Banqiao District and Hsinchu, 15.9 degrees in Keelung and 16.2 degrees in Taipei, according to forecaster Chen Yi-hsiu (陳伊秀).

The cold air will continue to affect Taiwan until Saturday with temperatures forecast to gradually rise on Sunday.

In addition, the weather across Taiwan will be wet and cold from Friday to Sunday, with rain forecast for northern and eastern areas.

The weather will turn warmer on Nov. 27, with sporadic rain expected in northern and eastern Taiwan, meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) forecast.

From Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, the weather will be even warmer, with daytime highs hitting 30 degrees in western parts of the country, according to Wu.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)