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Cool, overcast weather prevails in northern Taiwan: CWB

2019/02/11 12:40:50

Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) Temperatures in northern Taiwan will remain cool throughout Monday due to a northeast monsoon and heavy cloud cover, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

CWB forecaster Chu Mei-ling (朱美霖) said daytime temperatures in the north of the country will range between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius on Monday, while the mercury is expected to drop to 15-16 degrees at night, due to the northeast monsoon.

Elsewhere in Taiwan, daytime temperatures of 25-29 degrees are expected Monday in central Taiwan and 27-30 degrees in the south, while nighttime lows will fall to 15-18 degrees, she said.

"People in central and southern Taiwan, in particular, should be aware of a big drop in temperatures at night," Chu said.

The lowest temperature recorded Monday in a low-lying area in Taiwan was 13.1 degrees at the Yangmei weather station early in the morning, according to the CWB.

Meanwhile, Chu said, wet weather is likely Monday in the mountainous areas of greater Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, and the Hengchun peninsula.

On Tuesday, the northeast winds will begin to weaken and daytime temperatures are expected to rise to 25 degrees in northern Taiwan and 25-30 degrees in central and southern parts of the country, the CWB said.

However, the big difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures will continue, with the mercury dropping Tuesday night to 17 degrees in northern Taiwan and 17-18 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, Chu said.

She said western Taiwan can expect foggy weather from Tuesday through to Saturday.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Frances Huang)