High temperature warning issued for northern Taiwan

A yellow alert went into effect in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, which signifies temperatures of more than 36 degrees Celsius for a single day.

Taipei, Sept. 17-The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that it had issued a high temperature warning for several cities in northern Taiwan due to the lingering influence of a high pressure system in the Pacific.

At around midday that day, weather stations in Taipei and New Taipei’s Zhonghe District recorded temperatures of 37.8 degrees, while Taoyuan and New Taipei’s Shulin District recorded 37 degrees, according to the CWB.

A yellow alert went into effect in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, the CWB said on its website that day.

According to the CWB’s color-coded high heat alert system, a yellow light signifies temperatures of more than 36 degrees Celsius for a single day.

Under the system, the yellow light reminds people to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous exercise and reduce outdoor activities and labor. Wu Der-romg (吳德榮), a professor at National Central University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, said the high pressure system will linger until Friday, bringing stable, hot and sunny weather.

Ultraviolet radiation will be strong in the coming days and people are advised to protect themselves from the sun, Wu added