Fastener Banner
Taiwan’s Palace Museum tells us how ancient and modern meet Acer win 12 iF Design Awards in 2018 For a Shanghainese Chinese New Year, look no further from Shanghai Pavilion A yummy guide to Kinmen eateries as told by the nostalgic veterans Global smartphone market to remain weak in 2018: TrendForce Mandarin Oriental, Taipei ranked No 1 among top 10 luxury hotels in Taiwan: TripAdvisor Filipino caregiver among 10 people killed by powerful quake in Hualien Rescuers search for survivors as fresh quake rattles eastern Taiwan; 7 killed and 60 missing so far A walk through Dihua New Year Market Gov’t urged to be tough against people misusing boarding passes Blanket of snow covers Taiwan’s high mountains as cold snap kills 49 in a day Contaminated Malaysian durian coffee mix not imported to Taiwan: FDA Regent Taipei to present Japanese Kakiyasu beef; offer customers unique experience of Wagyu 150 local constestants to compete in 2018 Fishackathon Taipei for global final It’s better to walk briskly than aiming for a daily 10,000 steps: expert AIT co-sponsors 2018 Fu-Jen University Jazz Camp in Kinmen, New Taipei City Taiwan’s global trade competitiveness drops for sixth consecutive year: survey Hotels in Taiwan’s beach resort town Kenting see business downturn despite CNY holiday Stay warm: Weeklong cold snap arrives along with rain Tourism Bureau sees productive year ahead after its efforts to assist local industry Jiji railway line in central Taiwan set to be new tourist hotspot Yuck! Beware of the baked goods mixed with rotten eggs Early arrival of cherry blossoms to greet the Yangmingshan Flower Season in Taipei Must-see and must-eat places in “Lesser Kinmen” Kinmen, a sensory paradise for the tastebuds and the eye Strolling with eyes wide open, Kinmen is rich in aesthetic appeal and historical attractions It is all about AI robots: they can play the roles of sex partners and therapy, or cops to tackle crimes Taiwan axes 176 extra Lunar New Year flights from China, 50,000 passengers may be affected Taiwan’s CAL HQ awarded Diamond-rated green building; saves 23,000 kWh of power in 2017  Food safety makes up half of 2017 top ten consumer news: watchdog (Part 2) Dolores O’Riordan, The Cranberries lead singer, dies at 46 Food safety makes up half of 2017 top ten consumer news: watchdog (Part 1) Early arrival of Laomei Green Rock Troughs Cold snap kills close to 300 in Taiwan, warmer weather forecast Celine Dion to give two concerts in Taipei in July as part of her Live 2018 Asian tour Apple’s iOS 11.2.2 may slow iPhone performance by as much as 50% AIT to hold 2018 Fishackathon in Taipei and Kaohsiung for marine conservation 每個月花588元投資健康 全新型態健身房World Gym Express 開賣! 台北美福「大宴小酌飲春酒」 即日起訂席滿額 美福請客 台北美福「囍悅」婚宴 每桌NT$23,800+10% 唯美婚禮不挑日 分享婚禮喜悅抽住宿

Stay warm: Weeklong cold snap arrives along with rain

Photo by Stephanie Chao 

By Stephanie Chao, the Eye on Taiwan staff writer

Temperatures in Taiwan are expected to drop as low as 7 degrees Celsius in the next ten days with the arrival of a strong continental cold snap, weather forecasters said on Monday.

The public are advised to stay warm between Monday and Feb 6 as altogether three cold air masses will linger in Taiwan during this period, they said.

On Monday morning, Jade Mountain (or Yushan), recorded temperatures at 0.9 below Celsius, and weather experts said snowfalls are expected on high mountains later on.

Former Central Weather Bureau director Wu Der-rong said the lowest temperatures are expected to roll in starting this weekend (Feb 3 to Feb 6). He described this particular cold front as a “slow, approaching” one that will lower temperatures steadily throughout the week.



During the weekend, it’s likely that open, coastal areas will see temperatures around 7 to 8 degrees only, he noted.

Wu, citing European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ (ECMWF) simulated models, said Monday marked the first wave of the “slow approaching cold front.”

The second wave, forecast to arrive on Thursday, will be much stronger. As the cold front is forecast to bring rainfall along, the weather will become even colder and wet, Wu said.

Starting from Feb 3, the temperature will continue to fall until Feb 6, Wu said. “Humidity levels will be on the rise this week, while the temperature in mountains higher than 3,000 meters will likely see degrees below Celsius with bigger chances of snowfalls.”

Senior weather forecaster Lin Ding-yi said temperatures will fall lower and lower as it approaches evening and nighttime.

The latest figures show that in Xinwu, Taoyuan, a temperature of 10.7 degrees was recorded Monday morning.

From Monday to early Tuesday, the latest cold front will bring temperatures ranging from 11 degrees from Central Taiwan to Northern Taiwan; 14 degrees in the south and 12 degrees in the east.

Lin said from Jan 31 to Feb 2, the next wave of cold snap will see temperatures hovering around 11 degrees all over Taiwan, while humidity levels will gradually lessen around Feb 1.


Mindful of Influenza

Meanwhile, health experts urged Taiwan’s travelers to Japan and the United States to keep warm and healthy.

Japan’s TV news outlet NHK reported an influenza outbreak raging across the country, with 3.85 million people reported to have been infected.

In the United States, media reports have indicated that the latest influenza has grown to become one of the worst in the past years, spreading to 46 states, as well as Canada, due to a mutated H3N2 strain. The reports indicated it could become the most severe outbreak in the Northern Hemisphere in the past decades.

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that while the main influenza strain in the United States and Canada is H3N2, the strain in Taiwan is the A Virus Infection. Currently, the H3N2 strain only makes up 10 to 20 percent of the infected figures.

Those who have not had their anti-influenza shots are widely recommended to do so as it would reduce the risk of the virus attack, health officials said.

National Taiwan University Hospital Department of Pediatrics Director Huang Li-ming said the possibility of an H3N2 outbreak in Taiwan depends on whether the virus mutates or not.

Huang noted that regardless of what virus strain is, the public are advised to clean items that are touched or used on a daily basis, such as chairs, remote controllers, keyboards, mouses, tablets or doorknobs. They are recommended to change clothes upon returning home and maintain the habit of washing hands.

In the case of catching the flu, the public are also highly advised to stay home and rest, maintain a balanced diet, regular lifestyle schedule and avoid touching the eyes, mouth or nose after coughing or sneezing.

Related articles

Now entering French Tech Space

The French Pavilion at COMPUTEX’s platform for innovation will this year feature 12 exciting startups. The French Tech Space at Innovex is located along the central alley of the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3. With four times more companies participating than in 2016, this year’s French Tech Space promises to present the latest French innovations in technology from IoT and VR to cloud solutions and connectivity.


%d 位部落客按了讚: