Mercury could fall to 17 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan

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Pedestrians make their ways in this undated file photo. According to the Central Weather Bureau, temperatures could fall to 17 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan between late Saturday and early Sunday as seasonal northeasterly winds strengthen. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) – Temperatures could fall to 17 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan between late Saturday and early Sunday as seasonal northeasterly winds strengthen, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

With the winds bringing cooler air to the country, daytime highs on Saturday are forecast at just 20-21 degrees in northern Taiwan, the bureau said.

In central and southern Taiwan, daytime temperatures can reach 28-30 degrees but will drop sharply at night, the CWB said, advising people to be aware of drastic changes in the temperature. 

By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low