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Highs of 35 degrees expected for Wednesday

2017/09/20 11:54:00

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The weather across Taiwan on Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with brief showers or thundershowers expected in southern and eastern Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Due to increased moisture, Taitung County and the Hengchun Peninsula in the south will see heavier rainfall, while the rest of of southern Taiwan and mountainous areas across the country will see cloudy skies and brief showers on the afternoon, the bureau said.

Daytime highs could hit 32 to 35 degrees Celsius around the country, the bureau said, and it urged people to stay hydrated when outdoors, especially around noon.

Meanwhile, as of 11 a.m., the air quality was rated as "unhealthy for sensitive groups" around much of western Taiwan, particularly in the Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung and Changhua areas, and it is not expected to get any better in the next two days, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

For detailed information, please see tw/taqm/en/AqiMap.aspx.

(By Flor Wang)