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Cold, wet Christmas expected for northern Taiwan

Cold, wet Christmas expected for northern Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 24 (CNA) A monsoon from the northeast is getting stronger and will affect the northern part of Taiwan on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Wednesday.
The chances of rain in northern Taiwan will increase beginning Wednesday afternoon, according to the bureau.
The weather system is expected to bring rain to all of Taiwan on Thursday, with the strongest rains likely to be in the Keelung area along the island's northern coast. Temperatures Thursday are also expected to fall in the north by about 3 to 4 degrees Celsius from Wednesday's 18 to 19 degrees, forecasters said. Central and southern Taiwan will be warmer at around 23 degrees and 25 degrees, respectively, the bureau predicted. (By Angela Tsai and Elizabeth Hsu)