Taipei swelters with island’s highest temperature

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/29
By: Tseng Pei-shan and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) The mercury in Taipei reached 35.7 degrees Celsius Friday 201505290021t0001afternoon, the highest reading on the island that day, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Temperature in the nation’s capital topped 30 degrees Celsius at 8:00 a.m., bureau data showed, before it edged up to hit 35.7 degrees at 2:21 p.m.

“The south wind has arrived … before the afternoon thunderstorms develop, the temperature should be pretty high,” wrote Cheng Ming-dean, head of the bureau’s Weather Forecast Center.

Temperatures also surged in other parts of Taiwan that day, with the mercury reaching highs of 35.1 degrees in Banqiao District in New Taipei and Dawu Township in the eastern county of Taitung, according to the bureau.     [FULL  STORY]

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