Record-high November temperatures show few signs of winter

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/18
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday that Taiwan 4062496has 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]

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