Dec continued the disturbing trend of above ave temps for 2016 (2.2C above Dec ave for Taipei and similar elsewhere), and if that wasn't the hottest year ever for Taiwan then i'll go he.
Still, i doubt if Taiwan will ever knock Guaymaral, Colombia off for pure hotness. The ave temp there is 29.4°C! (There are supposedly even hotter places in Africa but the data is unreliable due to despotism) The hottest place on ave in Taiwan is Kaohsiung/Pingdong with a measly 25C ave (though that could all be rapidly changing if the last two years are anything to go by)
Was also very dry in Taipei with only 16 mm of rain (ave for Dec is 73)
Meanwhile in Taidong, another beautiful mid-summer's day