By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday that Taiwan has seen few signs of winter weather as November progresses, as temperatures in Taipei hit a record-high of 33.1 degrees Celsius a day earlier.
The bureau said Taiwan usually sees increasing seasonal winds from the northeast, coupled with cold air masses in November, but this year, only a few weak waves of seasonal winds have been recorded so far.
The situation is bit unusual, forecasters said, although they could not come up with an explanation for the warmer-than-usual weather.
On Tuesday, the mercury in Taipei soared to a daytime high of 33.1 degrees, a record for the mid-tolate- November period, according to bureau data. The average temperature for this period is 20-22 degrees Celsius. [FULL STORY]