Cold front forecast to hit Taiwan next week

A cold front will arrive in Taiwan next Tuesday and linger until next Friday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Saturday.

While temperatures throughout Taiwan will rise slightly on Monday, the bureau warned that on Tuesday, a continental cold air mass will arrive, bringing rainfall to the northern and eastern parts of the country as well as the mountainous areas in the central region.

The rest of the country will see cloudy skies with chances of sunshine, according to the CWB.

The effect of the cold air mass would be most apparent early Wednesday morning, when the flatlands in northern Taiwan could see lows fall to between 9 and 10 degrees Celsius, with Taipei City's temperature expected to drop to as low as 12 degrees, according to Wu Der-rong (???), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University.

He predicted that the cold spell would weaken slightly between Wednesday and Friday.

The effects of radiative cooling, however, will dip the morning and evening temperatures in the western parts of Taiwan, with lows in areas between Hsinchu and Chiayi potentially falling to 9 degrees, he said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel