Taipei--The temperature in Taipei hit 35.9 degrees Celsius at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, setting a new high in Taiwan's capital city since the beginning of this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
As of around 2 p.m., the highest temperature for the day around Taiwan had occurred in Chiayi, southern Taiwan, where the mercury climbed to 36 degrees at 13:16, the bureau said.
The highest temperature in northern Taiwan was 35.9 degrees in Banqiao, New Taipei, although a high of 36.2 degrees was recorded there on June 26, it noted.
The bureau reminded the public to take precautions against sunburn and to stay hydrated to fend off heatstroke.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel