Hottest day ever in April; chance of afternoon showers - Focus Taiwan

Hottest day ever in April; chance of afternoon showers

(CNA file photo)
(CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Taiwan recorded the highest temperature in April in the southeastern county of Taitung, which saw 34.9 degrees Celsius Thursday afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The weather station in Taitung's Dawu Township charted the new April high since records began in 1885 at 1:32 p.m., while nine other locations in Taiwan also experienced the hottest day so far this year, the bureau said.

Daytime highs in Chiayi, Taichung and Taipei were the highest among the nine other locations, hitting 33.8, 33.2, and 33.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The weather will remain cloudy to sunny in most parts of Taiwan before Saturday, with a chance of scattered showers in the afternoon, according to the bureau.

A weather front approaching from the northwest is expected to bring localized showers in northern, central, and eastern parts of Taiwan, as well as in mountains in the south starting Sunday, the bureau said.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Kay Liu)

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