Hualien, Taitung forecast for Sunday’s 38-degree heat

TAIPEI, Aug. 14 (CNA) Cloudy to sunny weather with intense heat is forecast across Taiwan on Sunday, with intermittent showers in the southeast and Hengchun Peninsula, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). There is a possibility.

The bureau is also forecasting intermittent afternoon thunderstorms in western Taiwan and the mountainous areas surrounding the island, urging people in central and southern regions to be alert to the possibility of sporadic heavy rain.

Daytime highs are expected to reach 33-35 degrees Celsius nationwide, with parts of the Taipei metropolitan area, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, Kaohsiung and Pingtung exceeding 36 degrees Celsius, according to the CWB. It is highly likely.

The CWB added that mercury could rise to 38 degrees in Hualien and Taitung counties.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reminded people participating in outdoor activities to stay hydrated and avoid sun exposure, especially around noon.

Additionally, the CWB said storm surges that could cause localized flooding are expected in coastal areas north of Taoyuan and south of Chiayi. Hualien, Taitung forecast for Sunday’s 38-degree heat

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