Taipei records second-highest temperature ever in January

01/21/2021 09:43 PM
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Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Temperatures recorded by the Taipei weather station reached 29.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday, tying the record for the second highest temperature ever recorded by the station in the month of January, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The high of 29.8 degrees was previously seen on Jan. 23, 1972, while the highest temperature ever recorded in January by the station was 31.9 degrees in 1964, the CWB said.

The weather station was established in 1949, the CWB added.

While temperatures will fall slightly on Friday, the first day of Taiwan's joint university entrance exams, highs will remain around 24-27 degrees across the country, according to the CWB.

Lows on Friday will be around 16-20 degrees, the CWB said.

Over the weekend, temperature highs in the greater Taipei area will drop to 18 degrees due to the influence of northeasterly winds, though temperatures in the rest of the country will be largely unaffected, CWB forecaster Lin Ting-yi (林定宜) told CNA.

In terms of rain, Lin said there will be sporadic rainfall in northern and eastern parts of Taiwan on Friday, which will continue through Saturday. Rain in the north will let up by Monday, but it will continue in the east.

The rest of Taiwan will also experience sporadic rainfall on Friday, but will enjoy clear skies through the weekend, he said.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng and Chiang Yi-ching)

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