The China Post
Date: July 18, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei has had its hottest day of the year, with the mercury in the
capital hitting a sweltering 36.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday afternoon.
The level was reached at 2:11 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau, which attributed the hot weather affecting much of Taiwan to a strong pressure system moving over the Pacific.
While it’s the hottest day Taipei has seen in 2017, it’s not the hottest it’s been anywhere in Taiwan this year. That superlative belongs to Taitung’s Dawu Township, where the mercury hit 38.2 C on June 24.
Tuesday was the first time this year that the temperature in the capital exceeded 36 C, the Central News Agency reported.
The 38.6 C reading was the hottest recorded anywhere in Taiwan Tuesday, ahead of the 35.8 C seen in New Taipei’s Banqiao District and the 35.7 C in Chiayi. [FULL STORY]