Mon, Feb 18, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Temperatures hit holiday high, cold front expected

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Temperatures in Taipei yesterday were the highest of the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday, adding that while the good weather is expected to continue today, it will start to turn colder from tomorrow, with a few showers.

Temperatures in northern, central and eastern areas climbed to as high as 23°C to 25°C in the daytime, while temperatures in southern areas rose to between 26°C and 27°C, allowing many people to enjoy outdoor activities on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday yesterday.

The bureau said the warm weather is expected to continue today, with temperatures in northern areas reaching between 25°C and 26°C during the daytime, while southern and central areas may see as high as 28°C.

However, temperatures may vary greatly between night and day, with temperatures in western areas forecast to drop to about 16°C from tonight until tomorrow morning, it said, reminding that people to bring extra clothing if outdoors during these hours.

Affected by another cold front passing through and a continental cold air mass heading south, the bureau said the weather in northern areas tomorrow may become cloudy with an increased chance of rain from early morning. High of between 18°C and 22°C are forecast.

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