By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Tyson Lu and Kuo Chung-han
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]