Temperatures in Taipei, Nantou expected to hit 38 degrees Monday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/13/2020
By: Kuan Chung-wei and Frances Huang

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Taipei, July 13 (CNA) Taipei in northern Taiwan and Nantou in the central part of the country are likely to see a daytime high of 38 degrees Celsius Monday, due to a Pacific high pressure system and seasonal southwesterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

High temperatures can also be expected in most other parts of Taiwan on Monday, the CWB said, issuing a heat alert for 16 municipalities.

An "orange" alert is in effect for Taipei City and Nantou County, as well as for New Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi and Kaohsiung cities and Hsinchu, Changhua, Yunlin, Pingtung, Yilan, Hualien and Taitung counties, the CWB said.

The "orange" alert means those areas can expect a one-day high of at least 38 degrees or a maximum temperature of 36 degrees for three consecutive days, according to the CWB.

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