First frost of the season arrived at Yushan over the weekend

Yushan greeted this winter’s first frost on Sunday morning. (Yushan National Park Facebook)
Yushan greeted this winter’s first frost on Sunday morning. (Yushan National Park Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post)  — Taiwan’s highest mountain, Yushan (玉山), greeted this winter’s first frost on Sunday morning, according to Yushan National Park.

Officials said the soil temperature at Yushan’s Tataka area (塔塔加) came to lower than 0 degrees Celsius, resulting in the frost.

The Tataka area is 2,610 meters above sea level, and it’s the highest point of the New Central Cross-island Highway (新中橫公路).

Against this backdrop, authorities advised drivers and hikers to be extra careful since the daytime temperature can as high as 20 degrees.

Yushan National Park also said the dry season is coming. Since there was little rain in recent months, water is relatively scarce at the national park; therefore, visitors are advised to bring their own water bottles. The dry season is expected to last until February or March next year.

The authority advised the driver and hikers that the roads are slippery since the daytime temperature can high to 20 degrees leading to the frost melting. (Yushan National Park Facebook)
The authority advised the driver and hikers that the roads are slippery since the daytime temperature can high to 20 degrees leading to the frost melting. (Yushan National Park Facebook)

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