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Yushan receives brief snow

2017/12/14 10:30:14

Photo courtesy of Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, saw brief snow Thursday morning as seasonal northeasterly winds brought moisture to the 3,952-meter mountain, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported that day.

A total of 0.5 centimeters of snow was recorded from 4:01 a.m. until 4:50 a.m., the bureau said.

There will be more chance of snow on Yushan and Hehuanshan, another of Taiwan's highest mountains, over the weekend, when a fresh continental cold air mass is forecast to hit Taiwan, according to CWB forecaster Chu Mei-lin (朱美霖).

As northeasterly winds weaken during the day Thursday, temperatures are expected to warm up slightly across Taiwan, reaching 20-21 degrees Celsius in the north and 26 degrees in the center and south, Chu said.

There is however, a chance of heavy rain in Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Yilan, she added.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low)