By: Chen Chen Wei-ting and CNA intern Lee Meng-tien
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.