Hot, sunny day across Taiwan on Monday

Taipei-The weather across Taiwan and on its outlying islands will be hot and sunny on Monday due to a lingering high pressure system over the Pacific, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported.

Daytime highs in the greater Taipei and Taoyuan areas in the north could reach 37 degrees Celsius, while those in the rest of the country are expected to hover between 33 and 35 degrees, the bureau said, adding that afternoon thunderstorms are forecast for mountainous areas in all parts of the country.

CWB Weather Forecast Center Director Cheng Ming-dean (???) forecast on his Facebook post that the current hot weather will continue for the next few days as a result of the Pacific high pressure system that has lingered in waters off Taiwan's southeastern coast.

This high pressure system has blanketed Taiwan and reduced moisture from southwesterly winds, ensuring most of the country is cloudless and without rain, with the exception of coastal areas in southwestern Taiwan, he explained.

As of 10:00 a.m., Tropical Storm Banyan, the 12th storm to form in this year's typhoon season, is located about 4,300 km from Taiwan's eastern coast and will first move in a north-northwesterly direction in the coming days, before then moving in a north-northeasterly direction away from Taiwan, according to the bureau.

Ultraviolet radiation will reach extreme levels around noon and people outdoors should take precautions against sunburn and stay hydrated to prevent heatstroke, the Environmental Protection Administration said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel