By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
According to the Central Weather Bureau, seven weather stations across Taiwan, including the Taipei Weather Station, on Sunday detected their respective highest temperature since the beginning of this year, but no stations broke their respective May record.
The hottest spot in Taiwan on Sunday is located in Dawu, Taitung County, with the temperature reaching 37.3 degrees Celsius due to effect of the foehn, the CWB said, adding that the highest temperature ever registered in Dawu was 39.4 degrees Celsius in 1954.
A foehn is a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range.
The other highest temperatures since this year detected on Sunday were the 36.7 degrees in Taipei City, 36.4 degrees in Keelung, 36.2 degrees in Banqiao, 34 degrees in Hsinchu, 33.7 degrees in Yilan and 33.5 degrees in Tamsui. [SOURCE]