Temperature in Taipei hits year high of 38.0 degrees

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/19
By: Chen Chen Wei-ting and CNA intern Lee Meng-tien

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The temperature in Taipei set a new high for the year on Wednesday, when the mercury hit 38.0 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

The reading was recorded at 12:04 p.m., breaking the year’s previous record for Taipei of 36.8 degrees, set one day earlier. Neighboring New Taipei City also recorded a year high of 37.5 degrees in Banqiao District, according to CWB data.

The bureau said, other areas of Taiwan also experienced temperatures of 37 degrees or higher on Wednesday due to a strong high pressure system over the Pacific Ocean. It advised people to take precautions against sunburn and stay hydrated.

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