Mercury soars to 36.5 degrees Celsius in Chiayi

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Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) The mercury in Chiayi City soared to 36.5 degrees Celsius at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, the highest October temperature recorded in the southern city in 48 years, according to data from the Chiayi weather station.

Chiayi's previous high for October was 36.1 degrees, recorded Oct. 1 of this year, according to the station.

Over the past 10 days, Chiayi saw nine days with temperatures of over 34 degrees, including five days with over 35 degrees, the station said.

(By Chiang Chun-liang and Y.F. Low)

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