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Season's first cold air mass on the way

2019/12/01 14:35:11

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Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) The first cold air mass of the season is expected to reach Taiwan on Sunday night and send temperatures as low as 13 degrees Celsius in the next few days, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

The weather around Taiwan was largely mild during the day Sunday, but with the cold air mass moving southward later in the evening, the mercury in northern Taiwan is expected to drop to 17-18 degrees overnight, the CWB forecast.

Temperatures are likely to fall further on Monday and Tuesday in northern Taiwan and parts of central Taiwan, hitting lows of 13-14 degrees, the CWB said.

During the period, northern and eastern Taiwan should see sporadic rain, while central and southern Taiwan can expect sunny or partly cloudy skies, according to the CWB.

The cold air mass should weaken starting Wednesday, leading to a slight rebound in temperatures from Wednesday to Friday.

But increased moisture could then bring rain to Taiwan, the CWB said, and with abundant moisture, mountains of 3,000 meters or higher are likely to see the first snow of the year Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Kammuri is moving toward the Philippines and is unlikely to directly affect Taiwan.

Its periphery, however, will bring high waves to northern and eastern coastal areas, the Hengchun Peninsula in southernmost Taiwan, and the outlying Matsu islands before Wednesday, according to the CWB.

(By Wang Shu-feng and Evelyn Kao)
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