By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan will be enjoying hot weather until Saturday while at the same time certain cities
along the west coast of the island can expect the presence of higher levels of minuscule particles carrying a variety of toxic heavy metals, chemicals, or organic pollutants known as PM2.5.
Cheng Ming-dean, director of the Central Weather Bureau’s Weather Forecast Center, posted on his Facebook fan page Thursday to advise residents residing in western Taiwan to be aware of severe air pollution because of the high barometric pressure and subsequently the low wind speed that couldn’t disperse pollutants in the air.
The wind moves faster in low pressure than in high pressure areas because of the faster rotation of air in a low pressure system. [FULL STORY]