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Yushan sees second straight day of snow

2017/12/07 11:41:25

Photo courtesy of Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) Despite an easing of the current continental cold air mass affecting Taiwan, the country's highest mountain saw more snow early Thursday after receiving its first snowfall of winter the previous day, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The snow started falling on top of the 3,952-meter Yushan at 12:30 a.m. and continued until 2 a.m., resulting in a total accumulation of 2 centimeters of snow, according to CWB forecaster Li Meng-hsuan (李孟軒).

A stronger cold air mass from southern China will arrive Friday, dropping temperatures to as low as 13 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, 14 degrees in central Taiwan, and 15-16 degrees in southern Taiwan, Li said.

Li said that as there is still abundant moisture in the air and Yushan continues to see temperatures below freezing, there is a chance of more snow on the mountain later Thursday.

Meanwhile, Hehuanshan, another of Taiwan's highest mountains, will be less likely to receive snow because weather conditions are not right, according to Li.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)