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High daytime temperatures expected in Taiwan Monday

2017/09/25 10:58:26

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan will remain hot on Monday, with the temperature rising to 36 degrees Celsius in some areas, but the mercury will drop sharply at night, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

As a high pressure system in the Pacific and a strong dry air mass continues to affect Taiwan, western and northeastern parts of the country can expect daytime highs of 35-36 degrees, while Hualien and Taitung on the eastern side will see highs of 33-34 degrees, the CWB said.

However, the mercury is likely to fall sharply Monday night to a more comfortable 26-28 degrees around the country, the bureau said, noting that such a pattern is typical in autumn.

Early Monday, the CWB said, a nationwide low of 25.6 degrees was recorded at its Cheng Kung weather station on the border between Hualien and Taitung counties.

During the day Monday, ultraviolet levels around Taiwan are expected to be high, the bureau said, urging people to take precautions when going outdoors.

Although the weather is likely to remain dry for most of Monday, there are some chances of afternoon thundershowers in mountainous areas, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, the air quality was rated as "unhealthy" for sensitive groups in central Taiwan, Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan, while it was good to fair in the rest of the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Further details are available on the EPA website at https://taqm.epa.gov.tw/taqm/en/AqiMap.aspx

(By Chu Hsiang-ping and Frances Huang)
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