More Cold Front Hits, Temperatures Drop Below 10 Degrees Celsius 寒流發威 台南以北.宜蘭10度以下.金馬5度

Much lower temperature drops can be felt all around Taiwan. The southern region such as Tainan and Yilan on the east are experiencing temperatures below ten degrees Celsius.


The ambulance service was busy the whole night. Several patients were admitted to the hospital for myocardial infarction and one of them did not even make it to the hospital. Colder weather is associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases, especially for elders and people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugars. Doctors advise people at higher risk to keep warm when going out.

Lin Wei-wen, Cardiologist, Taiwan Adventist Hospital: “Let's say if the temperature outside is 10 degrees Celcius and our normal body temperature is usually around 36 or 37 degrees Celsius, that means there is a big difference of more than 20 degrees. Our blood vessels constrict in response to cold temperatures and that puts more pressure on the heart to maintain body heat.”

Much lower temperature drops can be felt all around Taiwan currently due to the arrival of a new, strong cold front. The southern region such as Tainan and Yilan on the east are experiencing temperatures below ten degrees Celsius. In offshore islands, like Kinmen and Matsu, temperatures dropped below five degrees. The coldness and wetness are here to stay until Wednesday, Feb 21.

Hsieh Pei-yun, Weather forecaster: “Rainfall would continue in the north and northeastern areas, while the rain would be intermittent for central and southern parts of Taiwan. Overall, the rain would gradually reduce by Thursday and Friday (Feb. 24 and 25). The good news is that the weather should be nice and stable next weekend, which is the Feb. 28 long holiday weekend.”

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued another low-temperature alert all around the island, announcing that temperatures would not bounce back until the weekend. 

 

 

 

醫院救護車的聲音,整晚斷斷續續沒有停,有心臟科醫師一晚就收了3、4個心肌梗塞的患者,甚至有病患到院前死亡。天氣冷溫差大,醫生表示這個時節心血管疾病好發,造成三高、長者族群血壓失控、心悸猝死等,提醒相關族群外出一定要做好保暖。

台安醫院心臟科醫師林謂文指出:「如果室溫假設是10度的話,我們體表溫度大約36、37度,所以中間溫差高達20幾度,當你的皮膚直接接觸到冷空氣的時候,血管會收縮,這時候會產生比較容易產生一些血管性的事件發生。」

受到寒流影響,全台氣溫都偏低,是今年入冬以來最有感的一波冷空氣,台南以北及宜蘭地區都出現10度以下低溫,特別是在金門、馬祖低溫更是不到5度,週一氣溫雖然沒有前一天冷,但回升幅度有限,到週三前仍是全台有雨、天氣濕冷。

氣象局預報員謝佩芸分析:「尤其北部東北部整天都容易有雨,降雨是相當持續,而中南部地區則是比較屬於短暫雨的形式,但整體來說到了週四、週五之後,水氣會逐漸減少,好消息是以目前的資料看起來,228連假的天氣,應該會是比較舒適穩定的型態。」

氣象局持續發布低溫特報,尤其在金門馬祖明顯偏冷,週二22日寒流減弱,氣溫會再回升一些,但週三北部又會有一波冷空氣南下,氣溫小幅下降,接近週末時氣溫就會明顯回升。 

 

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