By: Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Taiwan experienced its hottest temperature in a low-lying area this year
when the mercury hit 35.8 degrees Celsius in Taitung County on Wednesday afternoon, a Central Weather Bureau official said.
A weather station in Dawu Township in the southeastern county recorded the new high for the year at 12:31 p.m., said Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), the bureau’s Weather Forecast Center director, on his Facebook page.
Though a high for the year, the temperature fell short of the historical high of 38.6 degrees for Dawu Township set in April 2006.
The previous high recorded this year in Dawu Township of 34.9 degrees came on April 21. [FULL STORY]