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Chilly New Year's Eve forecast for Taiwan

Coldest air mass this winter could reach intensity of continental cold front: Meteorologist

Chilly New Year's Eve forecast for Taiwan

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on Tuesday (Dec. 22) that northeasterly winds will bring brief isolated showers to the eastern Greater Taipei Area and further east Thursday as temperatures drop.

Wu predicted five consecutive days of mostly sunny weather for all of Taiwan, beginning Friday, with partly cloudy weather in the western portion of the country and a chance of brief showers in the east and on the north coast.

Warm, comfortable weather with cooler temperatures in the early morning and at night is forecast across Taiwan on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 26 - 27), the meteorologist said.

A wave of dry northeasterly winds will affect Taiwan on Sunday night and Monday (Dec. 28) morning, causing temperatures to drop slightly and bringing scattered showers to the north coast and the east. The western part of the country is expected to remain partly cloudy.

Wu forecast sunny, warm weather across the country from Monday afternoon to Tuesday (Dec. 29). However, the coldest air mass this winter, with the potential to reach the intensity of a continental cold front, will begin to move southward Wednesday (Dec. 30), causing temperatures to plummet to below 10 degrees Celsius in the metropolitan area in northern Taiwan and to 6 or 7 degrees in other flat areas on New Year's Eve.

Updated : 2022-05-16 19:19 GMT+08:00