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Northeasterly winds to send mercury down in northern Taiwan

2017/12/11 11:41:59

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Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) Temperatures in northern Taiwan are forecast to fall slightly on Monday as seasonal northeasterly winds strengthen, before a continental cold air mass arrives at the weekend, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

Daytime highs in the north will drop to 18 degrees Celsius on Monday, compared with about 22 degrees the previous day, according to CWB forecaster Li Meng-hsuan (李孟軒).

Meanwhile, the mercury in central and southern Taiwan will be little changed, with highs hovering between 22-26 degrees and lows falling to 16 degrees, a nearly 10 degree difference between day and night, Li said.

From Tuesday to Thursday, northern areas can expect rain with increased moisture in the air.

The mercury will rise slightly on Friday, but a continental cold air mass is forecast to arrive on Saturday night, sending temperatures in the north down to 13-14 degrees or even lower between Sunday night and next Monday, according to Li.

Meanwhile, meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) forecast that the continental air mass, possibly the strongest so far this winter, will send the mercury down to 11 degrees in Taipei and 9-10 degrees or lower in coastal and open areas north of Chiayi.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)