2020 is Taiwan’s hottest year on record: Central Weather Bureau

Previous record was set by 2019

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/29
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2020 was Taiwan’s hottest year on record, narrowly beating 2019  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the onslaught of a cold front predicted for its final days, 2020 marked the hottest year since the keeping of records began, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday (Dec. 29).

The average temperature for 2020 until Dec. 27 reached 24.62 degrees, breaking the record of 24.55 degrees set just the previous year, Radio Taiwan International (RTI) reported.

The hottest temperature of the year, 40.2 degrees, was recorded by the Dawu weather station in Taitung County on July 25, equaling a previous record. The same month, measuring stations in Taipei, Chiayi, and on Taiwan’s tallest peak, Yushan, also set records.    [FULL  STORY]

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