Mercury in Taitung could hit 38 degrees Wednesday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/19
By: Huang Shih-ya and Frances Huang

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) Temperatures could reach as high as 38 degrees Celsius in Taitung County on Wednesday as it feels the effects of hot, dry and strong downslope winds known as foehn winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The CWB said it has issued an "orange" high temperature warning for Taitung, which recorded a high of 37.1 degrees on Tuesday.

Based on the CWB temperature warning system, an orange warning is issued if temperatures of over 38 degrees are expected for a single day or if the mercury is forecast to remain above 36 degrees for three or more consecutive days.

After taking into account the influence of a strong high pressure system in the Pacific, the bureau said it has also issued an orange alert for Kaohsiung and Pingtung in southern Taiwan as temperatures there could push above 36 degrees for a third straight day.    [FULL  STORY]

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