Record October high of 37.9 degrees set in Hsinchu

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Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A record high of 37.9 degrees Celsius was reported in Hsinchu County at 11:59 a.m. Monday, an all-time October high since the Hsinchu weather station was established in 1938.

The previous high for an October temperature at the weather station -- 35.3 degrees -- was recorded in 2007, according to a local forecaster.

The Central Weather Bureau forecast earlier in the day that the area between Hsinchu and Chiayi will experience sunny skies and high temperatures. It urged the public to stay hydrated when outdoors to prevent heatstroke, and to cover up to ward off sunburn.

(By Flor Wang)

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