Taiwan Swelters in Record June Temperatures

Record high temperatures for June has brought the risk of brownouts as Taiwan’s electricity grid strains to keep up with demand. In Taipei, the weather bureau recorded 37.9 degrees Celsius at 12:54, marking the previous record temperature for June previously reached in 1954 and 2001. At 13:34, the temperature measured 38.2. The municipal government instituted road sprinkling operations using recycled water to cool asphalt on city roads. Taipei City EPA said the asphalt can reach 50 degrees, and sprinkling can

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