Taiwan sees hottest winter solstice in 67 years

The China Post
Date: December 22, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Global warming naysayers will have a hard time explaining the heat

Vendors of tangyuan (湯圓), glutinous rice balls served during the winter solstice in Taiwan, are busy preparing the dish for consumers on the hottest winter solstice in over 67 years in Taipei, Wednesday, Dec. 21. (CNA)

that Taiwan experienced this winter solstice.

According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), Wednesday’s temperature in Taipei City peaked at 30.5 degrees Celsius at 2:01 p.m. This marks the hottest winter solstice for the city in 67 years and the third hottest winter in Taipei City history.

The two other instances occurred in the early half of the 1900s, with a temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius in 1934 and 30.7 degrees Celsius in 1948.

This kind of heat was prevalent not only in Taipei City but throughout the entire Greater Taipei region and the rest of the country.    [FULL  STORY]

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