Taipei temperatures could hit 37 C today
Temperatures in Taipei may hit 37 degrees Celsius today and between 33 and 36 degrees in other parts of Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
With the high ultraviolet radiation, the CWB suggested that the public take sunburn protection measures and drink plenty of water to prevent sunstroke.
The nation will experience searing heat and little moisture today. Scattered showers may be present in Southern Taiwan in early morn- ing, and in Northern and Northeastern Taiwan’s mountainous areas in the afternoon.
As of 12:16 a.m. yesterday, temperatures reached 36.7 degrees in Taipei, which was a new high so far this year. The historic high was recorded in 1954 when temperatures reached 37.8 degrees.
Temperatures in Banqiao and Chiayi reached 36.7 and 35.6 degrees, respectively. They are local record highs so far this year.
Foehn wind was present in Taitung yesterday where temperatures reached 38.7 degrees. It was a record high for the month of June.
In regards to weather conditions during the coming Dragon Boat Festival holidays, the CWB said the weather is increasingly unstable now that a stationary front has moved to Northern Taiwan.
The CWB also cautioned that strong wind blowing from the southwest may impact coastal areas as well as Matsu, Orchid Island and Green Island. People are advised to stay alert when engaging in outdoor activities, the CWB said.