Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) With a continental cold air mass rapidly approaching, temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to dip as low as 12 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
As the cold air mass moves southward, daytime temperatures could fall to 12-15 degrees Saturday, with the mercury in open low-lying areas potentially dipping to as low as 10 degrees in the early morning hours, the bureau said.
It will be even colder Sunday, when temperatures in the northern half of Taiwan are forecast to fall to 11 degrees during the day, the CWB said.
Because the coming air mass will lack moisture, the rainy weather that has affected northern Taiwan over the last two days will likely ease up.
As for southern Taiwan, residents in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung will continue to experience relatively comfortable weather throughout the weekend, with daytime temperatures remaining around 14-23 degrees.
The CWB expects the mercury to rise slightly from next Monday through Wednesday, when another approaching northeasterly wind system is expected to bring rain to northern Taiwan.