Temperatures forecast to plummet over next two days

01/27/2020 12:34 PM
CNA file photo
CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) A strong weather front will cause temperatures to plummet over the next two days, with snow possible in mountainous areas, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Monday.

Due to the weather front, daytime highs in low-lying areas are expected to range from 15-18 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and 21-25 degrees in other parts of the country on Monday, the CWB said.

The mercury is likely to fall to 13-15 degrees at night in the western half of Taiwan and 17-18 degrees in Hualien and Taitung, according to the bureau.

Members of the public are advised to wear warm clothing when out and about, the CWB said.

There will be intermittent showers throughout northern and eastern Taiwan, while cloudy skies and rain are forecast in central and southern parts of the country, the bureau said.

There is also a chance of snow in mountainous areas at altitudes of 3,000 meters and above, the CWB added.

Meanwhile, foggy conditions are expected in areas near the Matsu islands, the bureau said, with high waves and strong winds in areas north of Tainan, eastern Taiwan, and the offshore islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.

There is also a possibility of high waves on the northeastern coast, near the port city of Keelung. Those at sea are urged to remain vigilant at all times.

(By Sie Jing-wun and William Yen)

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