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Temperature hits year’s new high in Taipei. 2013/06/21 18:25:24. Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Temperatures in Taipei rose to 36.6 degrees Celsius Friday, the highest in the city this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The high in Taipei was recorded at 1:45 p.m. The mercury also surged to 36 degrees in New Taipei’s Banqiao District at 12:52 p.m. Temperatures at around noon in most areas of Taiwan ranged between 32 and 35 degrees as a result of warm southeasterly winds, the bureau said. Friday’s reading was the fifth-highest in the city. The record stands at 37.7 degrees, recorded May 26, 1991, according to the bureau.