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Many days of extreme heat forecast for Taipei this year

Many days of extreme heat forecast for Taipei this year

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) 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 medium-strength 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. The plum rain season, which usually lasts from mid-May to mid-June, is becoming shorter, Weather Risk said. After the period of heavy plum rains May 20-26, the season has ended early due to the looming high pressure conditions in the Pacific, it said. (By Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-18 13:28 GMT+08:00