TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) orange alert for temperatures below 6 degrees Celsius in Hsinchu and Miaoli counties early Saturday morning (Dec. 4), Miaoli County saw the mercury drop to 5.9 C.
The weather bureau also issued a yellow alert for all areas in Taiwan except Taitung and Pingtung counties. The lowest temperature measured manually occurred in Chiayi, reaching 9.5 C.
According to the CWB, the weather remains stable and sunny on Saturday, except for sporadic rain in northeast Taiwan. Temperatures in north Taiwan will fall to 13-21 C; in central Taiwan, 11-24 C; in south Taiwan, 14-25 C; and in east Taiwan, 12-22 C.
On Sunday (Dec. 5), the north and east will see a slightly higher chance for rain, especially in northeastern areas. Temperatures in the north will fall between 14 and 23 C; in central Taiwan, 14 and 25 C; in south Taiwan, 16 and 26 C; in east Taiwan, 16 and 24 C.
CWB urged the public to beware of low temperatures in the morning and at night.
CNA cited weather expert Wu Der-rong (吳德榮) as saying that a weak cold front will pass through Taiwan on Sunday and Monday (Dec. 7), bringing some rain to the greater Taipei area and east Taiwan. Between Tuesday (Dec. 8) and Thursday (Dec. 10), north Taiwan will see cool temperatures due to the northeastern monsoon.