Cold, wet weather for coming week in north of the country


TAIPEI–A cold front will begin to approach Taiwan Sunday afternoon, bringing lows of 14-15 degrees Celsius in Northern Taiwan and rain in northern and central parts of the country from Monday through Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

It will be partly cloudy to sunny in most parts of Taiwan and the highs will range between 21-23 degrees in Northern Taiwan and Yilan and Hualien counties in the eastern part of the country on Sunday, the bureau said.

There is a chance of showers in Eastern Taiwan and the mountainous areas in Northern Taiwan, but the coming cold front will bring clouds to Northern Taiwan on Sunday night, according to the bureau.

There is chance of snow in the high mountains of the island on Monday and again on Thursday and Friday as another cold front will bring in rain to Central and Northern Taiwan, said the bureau.

The high temperatures in Northern Taiwan will be around 17-18 degrees over the coming week.

The weather for the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections day in Northern Taiwan will be cold and rainy, ranging between 14-16 degrees, while it will be partly cloudy to sunny in the south, the CWB said.