SUMMER RETURNS:The high temperatures across the north of the island were mainly caused by a southwest wind and a low cloud volume, a CWB forecaster said
Date: May 30, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
A southwest wind and a downdraft air stream brought scorching heat to northern Taiwan yesterday, with some cities reporting their highest temperatures recorded so far this year.
Central Weather Bureau forecaster Chang Hsin-hua (張心華) said the hot weather was mainly caused by a southwest wind, which brings in warmer air, and a low cloud volume.
In addition, a downdraft air stream also contributed to the high temperatures, she said, adding that seven cities saw their highest temperatures recorded so far this year. [FULL STORY]