Temperature to drop to 14 degrees in N. Taiwan tomorrow

Strong northeast monsoon to send mercury down to as low as 14 degrees in N. Taiwan for next two days

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NOAA animated GIF of NW Pacific.

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A strong northeast monsoon arriving this afternoon will cause the mercury in northern Taiwan to dip as low as 14 degrees Celsius for two days, starting tomorrow, while another cold front is expected early next week, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The CWB forecasts that the early morning and late evening low temperatures in northern, northeastern, and central Taiwan will range between 14 and 16 degrees over the next two days, while the rest of the country will see lows ranging between 16 and 19 degrees.

In terms of precipitation, the CWB said that brief showers are likely in northern and northeastern Taiwan. Central and southern Taiwan will see partly cloudy to sunny skies, with only sporadic, short-term showers in mountainous areas.

The CWB says that the northeast monsoon will weaken on Dec. 15 and 16, when temperatures will rise slightly and northern and eastern Taiwan will see brief showers, while the rest of the country will see partly cloudy to sunny skies.

However, the CWB says a second wave of cold air will arrive on Dec. 17 and last through 19, when the mercury will drop again in northern and northeastern Taiwan. During this period, brief showers are likely in eastern and northern Taiwan, but the rest of the country will see milder conditions.