Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Temperatures are expected to plummet to as low as 15 degrees Celsius in some parts of northern Taiwan Thursday due to northeasterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Saturday.
The wind system is expected to intensify Thursday evening, pushing the mercury down to 15-19 degrees in Miaoli, 16-19 degrees in Hsinchu and Taoyuan, 17-20 degrees in New Taipei and Taipei, and 17-19 in Keelung, according to the CWB website.
Despite the winds, northern Taiwan is forecast to have relatively stable weather conditions before Thursday except for occasional showers Wednesday, the CWB website said.
Wu Te-jung (吳德榮), a professor at National Central University's Department of Atmospheric Sciences, said the latest simulations show the weather will be stable across the country from Sunday to Wednesday with major day-night temperature differences.
During that period highs of close to 30 degrees are expected in northern Taiwan, while central and southern areas may see even higher temperatures, he said.
(By William Yen)