A cloud system from southern China has brought bands of heavy moisture across Taiwan. At the central mountain range of Hehuanshan, early-morning snowfall gave tourists a delight. In Northern Taiwan, continual showers made for a messy commute. Forecasters say that rain is in the cards for the rest of the week, as the moist cloud system slowly transits over the island.

Snow falls steadily over the mountain, bringing delight to tourists. Increased moisture and northeasterly winds delivered snow to Hehuanshan at 6 o’clock in the morning. It first fell intermittently, then in a rush after 9 o’clock, creating a winter wonderland. The Wuling pass and Song Syue Lodge were blanketed in white.

Over the flatlands of Taiwan, damp weather made for a gloomy end of the week. Long showers drenched the north and northeast, while central and southern Taiwan were hit by brief bursts. Rains are expected through to next Monday.

Lee Meng-hsuan

Forecaster

The front will gradually pass on Sunday. There will be brief, localized rainfall across the country. After Monday, the northeasterly winds will strengthen and atmospheric moisture will decrease.

Forecasters say heavy rain will last for four days, until next Tuesday. Fair weather is in the cards for next Wednesday and Thursday.

Lee Meng-hsuan

Forecaster

Precipitation will still be heavy next Monday. In regions north of Central Taiwan and along the East Coast, you can still expect sporadic rainfall. But by next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the rains should ease.

Another cold front is due to strike on Jan. 30, or the day before Lunar New Year’s Eve. Forecasters say it’s too early to determine the front’s intensity. But they warn that Taiwan should brace for a chilly Spring Festival.