Taiwan temperatures to plunge in upcoming week

Strengthening northeastern seasonal winds expected to turn Taiwan cold and wet

Temperatures to plunge throughout island

Strengthening seasonal winds and cold front expected to bring cold and rainy weather. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the Central Weather Bureau(CWB), significant drops in temperatures and consistent downpours are expected throughout Taiwan as strengthening northeastern seasonal winds and the strongest cold front so far this winter hit the island.

From Nov. 19 to Nov. 27, a cold front is expected to hit Taiwan every two to three days, according to the CWB. As the entire island will be in the realm of the northeastern seasonal winds, lower temperatures and increased rains can be seen throughout the island, the CWB said.

Northern Taiwan will be most affected by the strengthening seasonal winds, with temperatures dropping to an estimated low of 15 to 16 degrees Celsius on Sunday, when the effect of the cold front is expected to be the strongest. Meanwhile, central and eastern Taiwan will have an estimated low of 17 to 19 degrees, with 20 to 21 degrees during the day.

Starting from Tuesday until Friday, temperatures are expected to bounce back a little with temperatures in the northern part of Taiwan reaching 22 to 24 degrees during the day, and 25 to 29 degrees for the rest of Taiwan, according to the CWB website.  

During this period, however, occasional cold fronts might result in temperature drops of 1 to 2 degrees.