TAIPEI (The China Post) — A strong cold front sent sleet to Taipei Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園) on Thursday morning.
Many have packed the park, waiting to see the first snow as the temperatures drop near the freezing point in the mountainous areas in northern and eastern Taiwan.
Mt. Datun in Yamingshan saw sleet at 8 a.m. as the mercury was dipping to nearly 0 degrees.
Two visitors from Kaohsiung told a NOWnews reporter that they came to Taipei a day before and woke up at 5 a.m. heading all the way to the mountains to see the first snowfall.
They said that although it was not snowing, they were still excited to see sleet in such an extremely low temperature, which they had rarely seen in southern Taiwan.
From Thursday to Friday, the cold front will affect all parts of the country, with lows of 6 degrees in northern Taiwan.
The cold front is expected to weaken on Saturday and Sunday, and a wide day-night gap in temperatures.
However, regions in the greater Taipei area and eastern Taiwan could continue to see rainfall until the weekend.