Taipei tem­per­a­tures could hit 37 C to­day

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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