Heavy flooding shifts to central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) observed that as rainfall in northern Taiwan is starting to diminish this afternoon (May 20), it has started to increase rapidly in southern an...

CWB issues extremely heavy rain advisory for N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the arrival of a weather front today (May 20) the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 21 of Taiwan's 22 counties and cities. The CWB...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

Next invasion of Taiwan from China could be fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In addition to fears of the spread of African swine fever, a new scourge from China could soon be threatening the livelihood of Taiwanese farmers, the fall armyworm. The fal...

Mercury could climb to 36 degrees Celsius in S. Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that skies will be sunny across much of Taiwan today (May 13) and the mercury could climb to as high as 36 degrees Celsius in southern...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

Pentagon report discusses strategies for a Chinese attack against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its annual report to Congress about the Chinese military, the United States Department of Defense has discussed the options that China could follow for a military campa...

New top-shell species discovered on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new species of top-shells (Trochidae) was discovered around the Leiyu Township in Taiwan’s Kinmen County – Kinmen Top-shell (金門鐘螺), the first to be named aft...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Kinmen, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indian IT professional took this spectacular photo of a sunset on April 5 during a visit to Taiwan's Kinmen County. The photographer, Senior Technical consultant Sund...

Mercury forecast to soar to 33 degrees in Taiwan on Monday

Daytime temperatures in most parts of Taiwan are expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday as a weather front moves eastward, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). In the Taipei bas...

Taiwan plans new forward bases for Army Frogmen on Kinmen and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese military has reportedly begun accepting bids from contractors for the development of two forward operating bases and equipment upgrades for the Taiwan Army’...

Rain warnings issued for western Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Weather throughout Taiwan will be unstable and wet on Sunday, with rain warnings issued for western Taiwan and offshore islands, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Brief showe...

Wan An Air Raid Drills planned across Taiwan for late May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will be conducting air raid drills at the end of May, a spokesperson for the ministry has announced. From May 27 to Ma...

Taiwan faces rainy week ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan, and especially the northern part, faces a cool and rainy week ahead, the Central Weather Bureau warned Saturday (April 13). The passage of a front and the strengtheni...