Thu, Nov 29, 2007 - Page 2 News List

Meteorologists say cold front to stick around a few days

MOVING ON Tropical Storm Mitag has moved away from Taiwan, but the chance of rain is still high in the northeast, the weather bureau said

By Shelley Shan  /  STAFF REPORTER, WITH CNA

The nation can expect cold weather this morning as a cold air mass from the north continues to hover over Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.

The weather bureau warned of wide temperature swings, with the mercury forecast to rise as high as 24oC to 25oC at noon and to drop to as low as 14oC overnight.

Temperatures in Matsu dipped to 10oC yesterday morning, while temperatures in Hsinchu dropped to 13.7oC, marking a record low on the main island so far this year, meteorologists said.

In Tainan City temperatures dipped to 14.9oC at around 8am yesterday, one of the lowest temperatures this season.

In northern Taiwan, the meteorologists forecast a drop in temperature after nightfall, adding that temperatures could get as low as 12oC in the early morning hours over the next few days.

The bureau said the temperature was likely to rise slightly on Sunday, while another cold front was expected to affect Taiwan from Monday.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Mitag has moved away from Taiwan, although the chance of rain remains high in the northeast. The bureau said Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu would be cloudy today.

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