Cold air mass continues to strike country: CWB
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Following the cold air mass that decended yesterday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast another southward-bound cold air mass on Wednesday that would drop temperatures to below 10 degrees Celsius.
January 15, 2013, 12:21 am TWN
The CWB predicted that the cold would drop to its severest on Thursday and Friday until the cold air mass weakens on Saturday morning. They also added that some coastal areas north of Tainan would drop to as low as 7 degrees.
The bureau said that the cold air mass would not bring in any rainfall, allowing clear skies and some drops of sun today and tomorrow. Forecaster Lin Ting-yi added that there would only be a little rainfall in the northeastern parts of Taiwan.
Lin explained that since the cold mass does not carry that much moisture, high mountains are not expected to have snowfall. People will also feel a stronger contrast in temperature between night and day, Lin said.
According to Lin, temperatures in northern parts of the island would reach 13 minus 14 degrees, while midparts will reach 17 degrees and southern areas will hit as high as 20 degrees.