Many days of se­vere heat fore­cast for Taipei in 2015

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tem­per­a­tures in the Greater Taipei area will rise to 35 de­grees Cel­sius or higher at least 38 days this year, Weather Risk has pre­dicted.

The com­pany said Thurs­day that the plum rain sea­son has ended early and a medi­um­strength El Nino that has formed is likely to last un­til the start of win­ter.

As a re­sult, strong sub­trop­i­cal high pres­sure con­di­tions will pre­vail this sum­mer, caus­ing ex­treme heat, the com­pany said.

Due to the heat is­land ef­fect, the greater Taipei area can ex­pect about 38 to 48 days of tem­per­a­tures of 35 de­grees Cel­sius and over, higher than the av­er­age of 24 days per year, the com­pany fore­cast.

Last year, how­ever, there were 61 days when those tem­per­a­tures in Taipei reached those lev­els, it said.

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