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Yushan sees first winter snowfall

2017/12/06 15:17:20

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Yushan, Taiwan's tallest peak, saw its first snowfall of winter on Wednesday and is forecast to receive more snow later this week, according to a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster.

According to CWB forecaster Wu Yi-fan (吳依帆), a thin layer of snow accumulated on Yushan, or Jade Mountain, after it began to snow on top of the 3,952-meter mountain at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday.


(Video courtesy of Central Weather Bureau)

The snow, brought by a continental cold air mass that hit the country earlier this week, did not last very long, Wu noted but said there is more to come.

Another cold air mass, stronger than the current one, is expected to hit Taiwan on Friday and if humidity and temperature conditions are right, there could be more snow on mountains with an elevation of 3,000-meters or higher, he said.


(Photo courtesy of Central Weather Bureau)

(By Chen Wei-ting and Kuan-lin Liu)
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