Taiwan's Yushan sees second snowfall in March

Yushan, the tallest mountain in Taiwan, sees snow again for second time in March

Snow on Yushan

Snow on Yushan (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Taiwan's tallest peak, saw snow again for the second time this month on Sunday, thanks to the cold air mass that blew in over the weekend, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The mercury on Yushan (Jade Mountain) plunged to zero degrees Celsius, resulting in snow at an elevation of 3,850 meters, according to the CWB.

The CWB reported that the snowflakes started falling at 2:05 p.m. and continued into the evening until a dray air mass entered the area.

On March 8, due to the affects of a similar weather pattern, snow also accumulated on the mountain.

Those expecting a repeat of the snow also seen on Hehuanshan were disappointed as temperatures ranged between 1 to 3 degrees Celsius, though there was 8.3 centimeters of rain reported on the mountain, according to the bureau.

The heavy rain on Hehuanshan caused mudslides and forced the closure of a section of Provincial Highway 14A, on Sunday, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said.