Taipei-The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Monday issued a "yellow" heat warning for Taipei and New Taipei, saying daytime temperatures are expected to rise to 36 degrees Celsius.
People outdoors are advised to take precautions against the heat and stay hydrated, the weather bureau said.
While northern Taiwan will see highs of 36 degrees, other parts of the country can expect temperatures of 31-32 degrees, the CWB said.
The bureau also forecast occasional showers in eastern Taiwan and the Hengchun Peninsula in the south and cloudy skies elsewhere in the country.
Afternoon thunderstorms are likely in mountains areas in the southern half of the island and nearby regions, with heavy rains in some parts, the CWB said.
The bureau also said that a depression east of the Philippines is likely to develop into a tropical storm over the next two days.
The system is forecast to make landfall in the Philippines then move into the South China Sea, with no major impact on Taiwan, the CWB said.
Meanwhile, the air quality was forecast to be moderate in northern Taiwan and good in other parts of the country on Monday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel