Taipei temperature of 39.7 C a 124-year record

Central Weather Bureau issues high temperature alert for 18 cities and counties

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/24
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Temperatures in Taipei reached a record 39.7 C Friday.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei sweltered under a record temperature of 39.7 degrees Celsius Friday (July 24) afternoon, the highest in 124 years, the Central Weather Bureau said.

Until Friday, the mercury had only exceeded 39 C in the Taiwanese capital on two occasions, the Liberty Times reported. On Aug. 8, 2013, temperatures set a record by reaching 39.3 C.    [FULL  STYORY]

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