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Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021

Cold snap brings 3 cm of snow to country's tallest peak

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Snowfall on Yushan Weather Station.

Snowfall on Yushan Weather Station. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, this morning (Tuesday, March 3) saw 3 cm of snow, its first of the year, as seasonal northeasterly winds brought cold, wet weather to the country.

Seasonal northeasterly winds brought increased moisture and lower temperatures to northern and eastern Taiwan overnight. This morning, the mercury at the Yushan Weather Station dipped down to minus 0.8 degrees Celsius by 1 a.m. and minus 1.5 degrees by 2 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The temperature had risen to 0.6 C by 6 a.m., and due to a sufficient amount of moisture, snow fell from 7:05 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. According to the CWB, 3 cm of snow was recorded at the Yushan Weather Station.

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021
(CWB photo)

As for Hehuanshan, the CWB said that although there is sufficient moisture, the temperature is a bit too high at 3 C for snowfall. Another round of seasonal northeasterly winds will arrive on Saturday (March 6), and although the system will bring more moisture, it does not yet appear that temperatures will be low enough for snowfall.

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021
(CWB photo)

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021
(CWB photo)


Updated : 2021-04-18 14:48 GMT+08:00