Mercury to remain low in north, northeast Taiwan for New Year weekend

Temperatures in northern and northeastern Taiwan will remain low throughout the New Year weekend because of seasonal northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

The mercury will range from 13-21 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan from Friday to Sunday and from 14-20 degrees in northeastern Taiwan. In addition to low temperatures, the CWB also forecast intermittent rain for parts of these regions during the weekend.

At the same time, central and southern Taiwan are expected to see sunny or cloudy weather with large fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures.

Highs in these regions will hit 23-25 degrees with lows of 13-16 degrees, the CWB said.

In the east of the island, temperatures are projected at 16-21 degrees with mostly cloudy weather, the bureau added.

The CWB, which previously said the first rays of sunlight in Taiwan on New Year's Day would be seen on Orchid Island (Lanyu), also put out an online graphic showing places where people can expect to see the sunrise on the first day of 2022.

There is a lower chance for people in the Greater Taipei area, the port city of Keelung, and across eastern Taiwan to get a glimpse of the sunrise.

People who wish to see a beautiful sunrise on the main island should instead go south, according to the CWB, which specifically mentioned mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel