Heat alert issued for 12 cities, counties: CWB

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TAIPEI (CNA) — The weather across most areas of Taiwan will continue to be hot and sunny on Wednesday, with heat alerts issued for 12 cities and counties by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The CWB issued an “orange” alert for Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung in northern Taiwan, the eastern counties of Yilan, Hualien and Taitung, and Nantou and Yunlin counties in central Taiwan.

Under the CWB’s three-level heat advisory system, an “orange” alert warns of a one-day high of 38 degrees Celsius or a maximum temperature of 36 degrees for three consecutive days.

The CWB issued a “yellow” alert for Hsinchu City and Taoyuan, Miaoli and Hsinchu counties, warning of a one-day high of 36 degrees.

Although most of Taiwan will see cloudy to sunny skies, sporadic rainfall and thunderstorms can be expected in central and southern parts of the country due to the influence of southwestern winds, the CWB said.

Meanwhile, the air quality across Taiwan will be fair to good on Wednesday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration.

Central Weather Bureau’s heat information graphic.