Snow forecast as temperatures drop tomorrow

Snow chasers could be in luck as more snow is forecast at high altitudes across Taiwan with a cold weather system en route, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.

With a strong cold air mass and abundant humidity expected to affect Taiwan from this afternoon, forecasters said the risk of snowfall in areas above 3,000m is high, especially tomorrow and Monday.

There was 1.5cm of snowfall on Jade Mountain in Nantou County yesterday after a day of sporadic snowfall, the office said.

Photo: Tien Yuhua, Taipei Times

Daniel Wu (吳德榮), a former director of the CWB’s Weather Prediction Center who is now an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, also warned of cold weather from late tonight into Monday.

Low-lying areas in northern Taiwan could see the mercury dip to 11°C tonight, with minimum temperatures across the country expected to be below 10°C tomorrow and early Monday, Wu said.

Heavy rain is also forecast in Taiwan, he said.

Tomorrow’s daytime highs could be the lowest this winter, falling to 12C in northern Taiwan, he said.

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