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Nation sees fifth-hottest year on record

Staff writer, with CNAThe nation last year saw its fifth-highest average temperature on record, continuing a trend of record-high temperatures seen worldwide over the past four years. The average temperature in Taiwan was 24.22°C last year, after hitting an all-time high of 24.4°C in 2016 and 2017, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. The second-highest average temperature was recorded in 1998 at 24.39°C and the fourth-highest was 24.3°C in 2015, it said. “The world is getting warmer and we are seeing a similar trend in Taiwan,” bureau official Lee Ming-ying (李明營) said. The average temperature last month was 20.9°C, the third-highest level for the month since the bureau started keeping records in 1947, the bureau said.

Source: Taipei Times January 09, 2019 15:56 UTC