Frosty winter scene on Jade Mountain

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Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Trees and plants on Taiwan's highest peak, the 3,952-meter Jade Mountain (Yushan), are covered in rime frost on Tuesday after a continental cold air mass sent temperatures plunging around the country.

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Temperatures on Jade Mountain reached minus 4.7 degrees Celsius early Tuesday morning, but snow is not expected to fall on the mountain until Thursday or later this week, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Rime frost is a white ice that forms on the surface of branches, flowers and other objects when water droplets in fog fall on them and freeze.

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

Photo courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau's Yushan weather station

(By Christie Chen)
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