Temperatures in Taipei, Nantou expected to hit 38 degrees Monday


TAIPEI (CNA) — Taipei in northern Taiwan and Nantou in the central part of the country are likely to see a daytime high of 38 degrees Celsius Monday, due to a Pacific high pressure system and seasonal southwesterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

High temperatures can also be expected in most other parts of Taiwan on Monday, the CWB said, issuing a heat alert for 16 municipalities.

An “orange” alert is in effect for Taipei City and Nantou County, as well as for New Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi and Kaohsiung cities and Hsinchu, Changhua, Yunlin, Pingtung, Yilan, Hualien and Taitung counties, the CWB said.

The “orange” alert means those areas can expect a one-day high of at least 38 degrees or a maximum temperature of 36 degrees for three consecutive days, according to the CWB.

Meanwhile, the bureau issued a “yellow” heat alert for Taoyuan and Tainan cities and Chiayi County, warning of a one-day high of at least 36 degrees.

Throughout the rest of the country, daytime highs of 34-36 degrees can be expected, with sunny skies prevailing, the CWB said.

Central and southern Taiwan and mountainous areas elsewhere in the country may see some sporadic showers and afternoon thunderstorms, the CWB said.

The bureau advised that people engaged in outdoor activity take steps to protect themselves, as UV levels are expected to be high.