More than 300 cases of heat injury reported in June: ministry

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/25
By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Tyson Lu and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) With the arrival of summer in Taiwan, hundreds of people have been suffering heat-related illnesses, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Sunday.

Since the start of June, 318 cases of heat-related illness have been reported across the country, with 80 of them occurring between June 22 and 24, according to statistics from the ministry.

Temperatures have been soaring in Taiwan in recent days, reaching as high as 38.2 degrees Celsius shortly after noon Saturday in Dawu Township in Taitung County, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data showed.

The high temperature was attributed to Foehn winds, a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in Dawu, which is on the eastern side of the Central Mountain Range.    [FULL  STORY]

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