Heat alert issued for 13 cities, counties as Taiwan’s capital sees highest June temperature since 1896
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
After experiencing a record-breaking 38.4 degrees for the year 2020 last Tuesday (June 23), Taipei again broke its record for hottest June temperature on Monday, surpassing the previous 38.7°C recorded on June 1, 2016. It was also the hottest day ever recorded in Taipei in the month of June since the CWB started weather records in 1896.
The figure was recorded at 1:15 p.m., the CWB noted.
The bureau also issued heat warnings for 13 cities and counties. An orange alert was issued for Taipei, Hualien, Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin, and Kaohsiung, while a yellow alert was given to New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Taitung, and Yilan. [FULL STORY]