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Coldest day of winter so far grips Taiwan

Coldest day of winter so far grips Taiwan

Under a strong cold air mass, Taiwan experienced its coldest weather since the start of winter Thursday morning, with Chiayi recording the lowest temperature at 11.2 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Meanwhile, Yushan, the tallest peak in Taiwan at 3,952 meters, recorded the lowest temperature of 3 degrees below zero but did not get the season's first snow as forecast, because the cold air mass failed to bring sufficient moisture for the creation of snow, the bureau said.

The lowest temperatures recorded on Alishan and Yangmingshan were 4 degrees and 5.5 degrees, respectively.

Xinwu in the western coastal area of Taoyuan saw its lowest temperature since the start of winter Thursday morning at 11.4 degrees, while the lowest temperature recorded at Sun Moon Lake was 9.2 degrees, and the outlying islands of Matsu and Kinmen saw 8 degrees and 10.3 degrees, respectively, according to the bureau. (By Chen Wei-ting, Chiang Chun-liang and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-20 03:42 GMT+08:00