Get ready. As per Japan's weather bureau, it will plunge to 5 degrees or less here in Northern Taiwan. CWB says 9. I trust Japan.
The winter's first cold spell is expected to arrive on Thursday and be felt until Feb. 13, according to the bureau, which warned that the weather front would likely bring the coldest weather of this winter.
The cold spell will likely send temperatures down to 10 or 11 degrees in northern, central and northeastern Taiwan on Friday, Saturday and Feb. 13, the bureau said.
On Sunday, northern Taiwan is likely to see temperatures as low as 9 degrees, it forecast.
During the same period, temperatures will drop to 12-14 degrees in southern Taiwan and Hualien and Taitung counties, it said.
Most of the island will see cloudy skies on Friday and Saturday, but the weather will turn sunny on Sunday and Monday, the bureau said.