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Snow falls on Taiwan Yushan’s Main, North peaks on Christmas Day

Yushan National Park Headquarters cautions hikers to beware of slippery trails

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Yushan sees snowfall on Christmas Day. (Facebook, Central Weather Bureau photo)

Yushan sees snowfall on Christmas Day. (Facebook, Central Weather Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It began snowing on Yushan’s Main and North peaks at 6:37 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 25), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported.

As a cold air mass moves southward into Taiwan, temperatures atop Yushan’s peaks have dropped to -1 to 0 degrees Celsius. The CWB said visitors should keep warm and take extra caution on trails, as they are wet and slippery; there are also strong winds high in the mountains.

Visitors are advised to cease hiking if the snow continues, the trail leading to the Main Peak shows signs of severe freezing or accumulates at least 5 centimeters of snow, or the snow line reaches the observation deck below the West Peak. The CWB said it will implement “reinforced services in snowy areas” and controls near Paiyun Lodge as needed.

The CWB also issued a low-temperature alert and predicted cold weather throughout Taiwan from Sunday (Dec. 26) through Tuesday (Dec. 28). Between Saturday and Sunday, the mercury in certain parts of Taipei, New Taipei City, and Kinmen may dip below 10 degrees.

Snow falls on Taiwan Yushan’s Main, North peaks on Christmas Day
Snow falls on Taiwan Yushan’s Main, North peaks on Christmas Day
(Facebook, Central Weather Bureau photo)


Updated : 2022-05-20 13:20 GMT+08:00