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Taiwan Weather 2020 (Weather)

by dulan drift, Friday, March 20, 2020, 20:45 (68 days ago)

Hot March going on in Taiwan. This week Taipei is on track for an accumulated +43 C above ave for the top temp (normally 22.1) across the seven day forecast. Have noticed previously that temps were up but this is a new level.

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by dulan drift, Monday, May 11, 2020, 07:51 (17 days ago) @ dulan drift

According to CWB it hit 40C in Nantou yesterday. I don't quite understand how they calculate 'wet-bulb temp' but know it's a combination of heat and humidity - that must have been through the roof in Taiwan yesterday.

There was a meiyu type downpour in Taiwan yesterday with more rain forecast for the next two days but then it's predicted to heat up again with mid-thirties in Taipei. May can throw up some of the hottest temps of the year so be interesting to see where it goes this year.

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 20:02 (15 days ago) @ dulan drift

A tropical depression has formed east of PPE - it's called TP01. Seems late in the year for the first TP anywhere in the theatre but since the Australian fires season it has been quiet on the global weather front for several months. Calm before the storm?

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by dulan drift, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 07:29 (15 days ago) @ dulan drift

A note on wet-bulb temps:


Wet-bulb temp is what the temp would be if the thermometer bulb was covered in a wet cloth. In low humidity, water would evaporate from the cloth making the reading cooler. In high humidity less water evaporates meaning the the thermometer reading would stay closer to that of the naked bulb. If there was 100% humidity no water would evaporate from the cloth meaning the reading on the wet-bulb thermometer would be the same as a naked bulb.

"The highest values in the world are about 30-31C, during the worst heat/humidity events in India, the Amazon, and a few other very humid places."

A WBT of 35C would be fatal to most humans exposed to it. We haven't reached that level yet so far as i'm aware.

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by dulan drift, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 18:12 (14 days ago) @ dulan drift

Vong Fong was it's name ...

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by dulan drift, Friday, May 15, 2020, 23:01 (12 days ago) @ dulan drift

This looks like the first serious meiyu front for the season - the first cut is often the deepest in terms of flash flooding so see how it goes...


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by dulan drift, Saturday, May 16, 2020, 11:13 (12 days ago) @ dulan drift

If it follows the blue path then there's going to be some rain in Taitung. It's an outlier but appears to have it stalling right on the coast.

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