June tem­per­a­tures sur­pass 118-year record: CWB


The Cen­tral Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday an­nounced new na­tional tem­per­a­ture highs for June that smashed pre­vi­ous records.

The CWB’s ar­chives show tem­per­a­ture records up to June 28. Taipei’s av­er­age tem­per­a­ture of 29.8 de­grees Cel­sius sur­passed a 118-year record from 1897, while 13 low-el­e­va­tion sta­tions across Tai­wan re­ported an av­er­age tem­per­a­ture of 29.4 de­grees Cel­sius, smash­ing the 1980 record of 28.8 de­grees for June.

For the num­ber of days of tem­per­a­tures hit­ting the 35-de­gree mark and over, Taipei City saw 17 days, there were 14 days in Chi­ayi and 10 days in Keelung, all mak­ing new records.

Ac­cord­ing to CWB fore­caster Lin Chi­h­hui ( ), the high tem­per­a­tures in June were mainly the re­sult of a strong Pa­cific high, and a low con­vec­tion that brought a short­age of rain, but abun­dant heat and sta­ble weather.

For to­day and to­mor­row, tem­per­a­tures will con­tinue to rise, and could pos­si­bly hit a 36-de­gree day­time high, Lin said.

From July 2 to July 5, the Pa­cific high’s pres­ence will lessen, thus bring­ing af­ter­noon thun­der­show­ers to var­i­ous parts of the is­land, and rain in moun­tain ar­eas and low lands, said Lin. While tem­per­a­tures will fall around 1 de­gree, tem­per­a­tures will re­main high through­out the day.

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