It was noticeably cooler Saturday afternoon with the arrival of the strongest northeasterly winds of the season. And it was not just cool but also damp in the north and northeast. A low of 18.7 degrees was recorded in Taoyuan on Sunday. The Central Weather Bureau says the lowest temperature will be felt Monday morning, after which the mercury will begin to rise during the day with clearing skies. Come Friday, another wave of northeasterly winds will descend on the island, ushering in cool and moist air to the north and northeast.

Pedestrians on the street donned light jackets and long-sleeve shirts. The effects of the strongest northeasterly winds of the season could be felt Sunday morning. Temperatures in northern and eastern regions took a dive with the lowest temperature recorded in Taoyuan at 18.7 degrees. New Taipei’s Ruifang and Hsinchu’s Baoshan recorded 18.8 degrees. The weather turned cool and damp.

Hsu Chung-yi

CWB forecaster

The lowest temperature will be felt early tomorrow morning, around 20, 21 degrees in the Taipei area. It could be even lower in open areas close to the mountains and along the sea.

From Sunday to Monday morning, the high temperatures will be no more than 25 degrees. The mercury will drop down to about 20 degrees early Monday morning in Taipei. As for Central and Southern Taiwan, there will be little noticeable effects during daytime, but it will be cool in the morning and at night with large temperature swings between day and night. The temperature will start to climb during the day on Monday when the northeasterly winds weaken. The next wave of northeasterly winds will arrive on Friday, ushering in once again moisture to the northern and northeastern regions.

Hsu Chung-yi

CWB forecaster

The next wave will bring a larger amount of moisture compared to the current one. The period of effect will likely be a bit longer. The area of rainfall will be larger, but the main affected area is still northern and northeastern regions.

As the fall season progresses, the weather in Northern and Southern Taiwan can often be a world apart. Those traveling to-and-fro between northern and southern Taiwan and leaving home early and returning late should adjust their clothing accordingly.