Taipei sets record high October temperature of 36.8 degrees

10/01/2017 02:54 PM

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taipei set a record high of 36.8 degrees Celsius at 12:23 p.m. Sunday for October, the highest since 1896, when the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) first established weather stations in Taipei, the bureau reported that day.

It forecast that the chances are high that the temperature could hit 37 degrees in the greater Taipei area and urged the public to stay hydrated to prevent heatstroke when outdoors.

The mercury hit 36.3 degrees at 11:33 a.m. in neighboring New Taipei, while the daytime highs in Chiayi County in southern Taiwan and on outlying Kinmen Island hit 36.1 degrees and 35.3 degrees at 12:23 p.m., respectively, bureau data shows, all of which are all-time October highs for the four locations.

(By Flor Wang)

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