Weather to turn slightly warmer as cold snap weakens across Taiwan


TAIPEI, Taiwan — The weather will turn slightly warmer around Taiwan from yesterday as the cold snap weakens, but temperatures in the early morning and night could still remain low, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Daily high temperatures in Taiwan over the weekend are forecast to climb 3 to 4 degrees Celsius from a day earlier, according to the bureau.

Temperatures in the early morning and nighttime during that period, however, could still drop below 10 degrees in central Taiwan and hover between 10 to 13 degrees in the northern, southern and northeastern parts of the country, the bureau said.

Daytime and nighttime temperatures could also vary by up to 10 degrees in the western part of Taiwan over the next week, the bureau said, cautioning the public to keep warm.

The mercury dipped to 7.9 degrees Celsius in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi county early Saturday, the lowest temperature recorded in Taiwan’s low-lying areas so far this fall, according to bureau figures.

It was followed by 8.5 degrees in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu city.

According to unofficial statistics, over 30 people have died in Taiwan on Thursday and Friday due to the cold weather,