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Mercury set to drop to 16 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan: CWA

11/30/2023 11:02 PM
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Visitors to Kaohsiung Pier 2 Arts Center wear warm clothes on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 30, 2023
Visitors to Kaohsiung Pier 2 Arts Center wear warm clothes on Thursday. CNA photo Nov. 30, 2023

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) A seasonal northeasterly wind system is expected to send temperatures in northern Taiwan down to about 16 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, the Central Weather Administration (CWA) said Thursday.

The first two days of December are forecast to be especially cold due to the system, with temperatures dipping to 15-16 degrees in northern Taiwan, and below 13 degrees in some coastal areas, CWA forecaster Huang En-hung (黃恩鴻) told CNA.

Meanwhile, lows of 17-19 degrees are expected in central and southern areas, Huang said.

Daytime temperatures are likely to hover around 18-19 degrees in the north, 23-24 degrees in central areas and 25-26 in the south, he added.

Graphic: Central Weather Administration (UTC, or Zulu time, is eight hours behind Taipei)
Graphic: Central Weather Administration (UTC, or Zulu time, is eight hours behind Taipei)

Under the influence of the northeasterly wind system, there will be more moisture in the air and rain is forecast in Keelung, the north and northeast coast and mountainous areas in Greater Taipei on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, central and southern Taiwan will see sporadic rain, Huang said.

Seasonal northeasterly winds will gradually weaken on Sunday and the mercury rebound slightly, with highs of 21 degrees forecast in the north. During the daytime on Monday next week, temperatures could rise to around 24 degrees in northern Taiwan, according to Huang.

However, a low pressure system in waters off northeastern Taiwan will bring rain to northern and eastern areas of the country as well as mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan on Sunday and Monday next week, Huang said.

Graphic: Central Weather Administration
Graphic: Central Weather Administration

Another round of northeasterly winds is expected to arrive next Tuesday, bringing cooler temperatures of around 17 degrees and rain to northern and northeastern Taiwan, before the weather turns dry over the next two days, Huang forecast.

➤ Please visit the Central Weather Administration's website for the latest forecast and advisories.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng and Evelyn Kao)

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Graphic: Central Weather Administration
Graphic: Central Weather Administration
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