13 days of scorching heat in June ties all-time record
The Taipei weather monitoring station recorded a temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius at Tuesday noon, bringing the number of days in June with temperatures of 35 degrees and over to 13 during the month, tying an all-time high.
The 13 days of high heat in June tied the record set in 2011, the Central Weather Bureau said, and it predicted that the record would likely be shattered in the remaining seven days before the end of the month.
A high pressure system in the Pacific will also become stronger next week when weather conditions stabilize, further increasing the odds that the record will be broken, the bureau said.
The highest temperature recorded in Taipei so far this year was 37.1 degrees Celsius on June 19, according to the weather bureau.