Taipei records hottest October day in history

Cooler temperatures expected Tuesday

(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Despite summer being officially over, the first day of October felt like a hot summer day, and on Sunday the temperature even reached a high of 36.8 degrees Celsius, the hottest measurement in October since the weather station was established in 1896. Northern and northeastern Taiwan will not see cooler temperatures until Tuesday.

The 38.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Taipei City last Wednesday, September 27, and it also set a new record high in September since official measurements began in 1896.

On Sunday, seven weather stations in Taiwan recorded their highest-ever temperatures for October, including Banqiao of New Taipei City, Wuqi of Taichung City, Chiayi, and Taiwan’s offshore Kinmen, Penghu, Dongji Island Stations, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The city is expected to experience the same hot highs during the day as Sunday. The bureau advised the people to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun.

The bureau indicated that as a northeastern wind is expected to arrive, the temperatures of northern and northeastern Taiwan are going to drop by three degrees Celsius, with the day’s high reaching 33 and occasional showers expected. Central and southern Taiwan will not be affected by the winds, while occasional afternoon thunderstorms are possible in these regions.