The China Post
Date: November 4, 2016
TAIPEI — This year saw the warmest October in Taiwan
since 1951, Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), director of the Weather Forecast Center under the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), said in a Facebook post Thursday.
Citing data from 13 ground-based observations, the average temperature in October was 1.95 degrees Celsius higher than the average climate level in Octobers of the past. “Far higher than the previous record,” wrote Cheng.
When analyzing separate data from 25 manned weather-monitoring stations run by the CWB, 23 stations recorded new highs for the average monthly temperature in October. Only the stations on Yushan and in Tainan, southern Taiwan, did not, the expert noted. [FULL STORY]