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Mercury soars to new high for year at 38.7 degrees

Mercury soars to new high for year at 38.7 degrees

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) Temperatures in southeastern Taiwan's Dawu Township rose to 38.7 degrees Celsius Wednesday, the highest recorded in Taiwan this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Foehn winds, warm and dry gusts that descend the sheltered side of mountains into valleys, sent the mercury soaring before noon, setting the high at 12:12 p.m., according to forecasters.
Both Taipei and New Taipei in northern Taiwan also saw maximum temperatures above 35 degrees thanks to a strong Pacific high pressure system, the bureau said.
Similar weather could continue into Thursday, the bureau said, adding that however, it might be replaced by stormy weather later on Friday due to an approaching weather front. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-29 09:51 GMT+08:00