Taiwan sees hottest month on record: CWB

08/02/2020 12:30 PM
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Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) The average temperature in Taiwan last month hit 30.2 degrees Celsius, the highest on record since the country began keeping climate records in 1947, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.

Taiwan had already seen record high average temperatures for May and June, and the heat persisted into July due to a lingering high pressure system, lack of rain and the absence of typhoons, forecasters said.

The July figure surpassed the previous record for the month at 29.98 degrees, which was set in 2014, and was also 0.75 degrees higher than the average high temperature last July, the bureau said.

The weather in August is expected to be cooler as historically, the month reported an average temperature of less than 30 degrees due to the frequent occurrence of typhoons, according to the CWB.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Lee Hsin-yin)

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