TAIPEI, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The mercury reached 29.54 degrees Celsius on average from June to August in Taiwan, the hottest summer ever, the island's weather department said Friday.
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Meanwhile, the island has received only half of the average rainfall over the past three months, the department said in a press release.
The Pacific subtropical high-pressure systems have been unusually strong over the past three months, leading to an earlier ending of the spring rainy season, the statement said.
Typhoons, which frequented the island in the summer, have been later than previous years, the statement said, adding that it was the first July that no typhoon has emerged in the northwestern part of the Pacific.
The six typhoons in August were weaker and left a lighter influence on Taiwan, it said.
The island is likely to have a warmer autumn with normal rainfall, the weather department said.
Considering the smaller rainfall in the summer, the department urged the public in the central and southern regions of the island to save water.