Mercury hits 2015 high of 34.5 degrees C in Taipei



TAIPEI–The Taipei weather monitoring station recorded a temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius at 2:56 p.m. Monday, the highest this year.

The high temperature was caused by clouds on the periphery of a tropical depression flying low and blocking cool sea air from flowing in, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Other weather monitoring stations in the Greater Taipei area recorded highs of 33.9 degrees in Banqiao District in New Taipei, 33.5 degrees in Tamsui in New Taipei, 32.2 degrees in Yilan, 32.2 degrees in Hsinchu, and 30.4 degrees in Xinwu District in Taoyuan.

Central Weather Bureau Director Cheng Ming-dean suggested in a post on his Facebook page on Monday that the high temperatures were the results of a warm sector created between the warm front that has been hovering over Taiwan and a cold front that is arriving.

��High temperatures are common in warm sectors,�� Cheng said in the post.