Taipei temperature soars to record-breaking levels Wednesday

Focus Taiwan

Taipei, June 1 (CNA) The temperature in Taipei hit 38.7 degrees Celsius at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday, 201606010012t0001the hottest June day in the city’s recorded history and its third hottest ever, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

It was also the highest temperature recorded in Taipei so far this year, the bureau said.

Since the Taipei Weather Station was set up in 1896, the highest temperature recorded in the city was 39.3 degrees on Aug 8, 2013, and the second-highest was 38.8 degrees on Aug. 9, 2003, the CWB said.

Wednesday’s temperature of 38.7 degrees equaled the record for the third highest in Taipei, which was set on Aug. 8, 2003, the bureau said, noting that the previous records were all in the month of August.     [FULL  STORY]

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