Northern Taiwan bakes under heat

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

Taipei Times
Date: May 30, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

People walking in Taipei yesterday hold umbrellas to shade themselves from the p02-160530-a1sun as the city recorded temperatures exceeding 36oC. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

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]

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