Taipei, The weather around Taiwan was largely sunny and muggy Monday, with Dawu in Taitung County registering the highest temperature recorded this year after being hit by foehn winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The mercury soared to 37.4 degrees Celsius at 11:01 a.m. in the eastern Taiwan town, the highest seen anywhere in Taiwan in 2018, CWB data showed.
Daytime highs rose above 34 degrees in parts of western Taiwan, including Hsinchu, Taipei and New Taipei's Banqiao and Tamsui districts, according to the CWB website.
Occasional thundershowers were forecast for mountainous areas all over Taiwan, including Yilan and Hualien counties in the east, on Monday afternoon, the CWB said.
There will be a high chance of sporadic showers or thundershowers in western Taiwan overnight due to an increase in atmospheric moisture and the approach of a weather front, the bureau said.
The front will bring occasional showers to all parts of the country on Tuesday and Wednesday and push temperatures lower.
The CWB forecast highs of 25-27 degrees for northern Taiwan on Tuesday, about 6-10 degrees lower than Monday.
Daytime highs for Taipei on Tuesday will fall from 35 degrees to 25 degrees, while in other areas, the highs are expected to fall below 30 degrees, according to the CWB.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel