The arrival of a cold wave of air brought snow on Yushan, Yushan Mountain, the highest peak in Taiwan, on Feb. 14.
The unusual weather phenomenon occurs only on Yushan, and lasts about 50 minutes between 6:05 a.m. and 6:55 a.m., during which Yushan’s peak accumulates 0.7 centimeters of snow.
According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB), the lowest temperature on Yushan today occurred in the early morning when the temperature dropped to -1.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the CWB, the northeast and north of central Taiwan will be hit by showers during the day, with the possibility of scattered tornadoes.
A report of heavy rain in Keelung, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli. You can see more taiwan weather forecasts.
All other areas could also have short showers throughout the morning, the office added.
The CWB said that after the cold snap the next morning, the rain will ease around the island, and the more it will decrease markedly.
However, northern and eastern Taiwan as well as mountainous areas in central and southern on the island will continue to have temporary showers, while other areas will be cloudy, with the possibility of prolonged rain for short periods of time.
Due to the southbound path of a continental cold air mass and the strengthening of northeasterly winds, temperatures have become colder.
The mercury early this morning in the central, northeastern and eastern parts of Taiwan dropped to between 13-14 degrees, while other areas measured between 15-18 degrees.
The lowest spot where temperatures dropped the most was in Taiyng’s Dajia district at 8 a.m., measuring 11.8 degrees.
Monday’s highs are predicted in northern and northeastern Taiwan that could range from 16-17 degrees, while central and eastern parts of the island could see mercury as high as 17-19 degrees.
Temperatures will be warmest in southeastern and southern Taiwan, with peaks ranging from 21-22 degrees, according to the CWB.
Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), a meteorologist and assistant professor of atmospheric science at The National Central University, said temperatures will rise slightly from Tomorrow to February 16, but will remain cool.
On February 15-17, the island will be cloudy with the possibility of temporary showers in areas around Taipei and the eastern half of the island.
Another cold snap on February 18 to increase humidity in the air while bringing rain.
A block of cold air that will make landfall in Taiwan on Feb. 19 predicts that the lowest temperature the cold air mass brings will be on Feb. 20.