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This year's record of 36.3 degrees Celsius recorded in Taipei

Taipei's temperature reached 36.3 degrees Celsius yesterday morning, the highest temperature recorded this year in the city, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced yesterday.

According to the CWB, the temperature in Taipei reached 36.3 Celsius at 2:21 p.m., and the temperature in New Taipei City's Banqiao district reached 35.4 Celsius yesterday afternoon.

The CWB said that it was sunny in most areas in Taiwan yesterday, and the temperature also reached 35.2 degrees in Taitung and 35 degrees in Keelung.

According to the CWB, the wind blew from the northwest in Taipei yesterday, which increased the temperature in the city due to the foehn effect, and thus hit this year's record.

However, compared to other record-high temperatures recorded in past Junes, 36.3 degrees do not make it into even the top 10.

With the soaring temperatures, the consumption of electric power also increased yesterday, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said yesterday.

According to Taipower, the maximum simultaneous electric power consumption reached 31.9 kilowatt at 2:48 p.m. yesterday, which is also the highest amount of electric power consumption recorded this year.

Taipower said that average electric power consumption is around 31.8 kilowatt between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., but despite the record consumption, supply still remained normal.

According to Taipower, the highest maximum electric power consumption ever recorded in its history is 34.3 kilowatt, which wasat 1:40 p.m. in August 2013.

The highest ever-recorded temperature in Taipei city was during August 2013 when the mercury hit 39.3 degrees, which was caused by a high pressure system that kept the weather warm and dry.

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