Temperature forecast to drop Wednesday in northern Taiwan

A strong wave of cold air from the north will arrive in Taiwan this week, driving temps as low as 15 degrees

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TAIPEI (CNA) -- A strong wave of cold air from the north will arrive in Taiwan this week, sending the mercury in northern areas of the island down to 15 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau said Sunday.

The cold air mass will begin to affect Taiwan on Tuesday night and will blanket the northern part of the country until Dec. 15, weather forecaster Hsu Chung-yi (徐仲毅) said.

In coastal and open areas of northern Taiwan, the temperature will drop on Wednesday to a low of 15 degrees, while in the Greater Taipei it will be 16 degrees with sporadic showers, Hsu forecast.

He said the weather will start to warm up Friday, with temperatures rising to 25-26 degrees Saturday, before another wave of cold air arrives Sunday.