Taiwan’s spring season this year hottest on record: CWB

02-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The average temperature in Taiwan this spring has been the highest since the country began collecting weather data in 1947, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.

Lu Kuo-chen, director of the bureau’s Weather Forecast Centre, said the temperature averaged 22.23 degrees Celsius in the period February to April, soaring past the previous average record of 20.51 degrees.

Meanwhile, the chances of extremely heavy rainfall during the annual plum rain season, which starts in May, have been increasing in recent years, he said.

The heaviest rainfall during the plum rain season usually occurs in mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan, Lu said.

The bureau will issue warnings for extreme weather conditions, which are becoming more likely, he said, citing the current development of a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.



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