Cool, wet weather forecast for Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern Taiwan will see unstable weather late Saturday (Sept. 19) and all day Sunday (Sept. 20), with sporadic showers or even thunderstorms expected in the afternoon due...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled southeastern Taiwan at 9:37 a.m. this morning (Sept. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Earthquake alert to be sent to Taiwan cellphone users on Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users in Taiwan are asked not to panic on Sept. 21, when they receive an emergency SMS to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1999 Earthquake, the second-deadliest ...

Taiwan to feel impact of China's pollution this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air pollution drifting down from China is expected to result in unhealthy air quality for western Taiwan well into Friday (Sept. 11), according to WeatherRisk Explore Inc....

Typhoon Haishen expected to affect Japan, Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on Thursday (Sept. 3) that Typhoon Haishen has the potential to develop into this year’s first severe typhoon and predicted that t...

Rainfall forecast across Taiwan for Thursday, Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rainfall is forecast for Thursday and Friday across Taiwan, CNA reported, citing the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chuan (張承傳) told CNA that ...

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan at 4:44 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Northern Taiwan to get lashed by Typhoon Maysak's tail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of northern Taiwan were warned today (Sept.1) by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to be advised of sudden downpours, flash floods, lightning strikes, and strong ...

Typhoon Maysak to come closest to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Maysak (梅莎) is predicted to come closest to Taiwan today (Aug. 31) and Tuesday (Sept. 1), with its periphery likely leading to rain and thunderstorms across much o...

Taiwan Tropical Storm Maysak to intensify into typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Maysak spawning east of the Philippines will likely intensify into a typhoon Saturday afternoon (Aug. 29) and is expected to be closest to Taiwan Monday and...

Tropical Storm Maysak expected to pass east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression over the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines developed into Tropical Storm Maysak, the ninth storm of the typhoon season, today at 2 p.m., the Cent...

Top weather expert hopes Typhoon Maysak stays away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As parts of south Taiwan were battered by torrential rain Thursday (Aug. 27), the chief of the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) expressed the hope that the country would be sp...

Meteorologist sees Taiwan being spared typhoons so far this year as warning sign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meteorologist sees the fact that Taiwan has so far been spared typhoons this year as a warning sign and advises the public to be more attentive to the dangers typhoons m...

Taiwan issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Bavi takes shape

Update: 08/22 4:14 p.m. The CWB has added Taichung City and Taitung City to its heavy rain advisory list. It said 80 millimeters of rainfall or more is expected over a period of 24 hours. Meanwh...

Taiwan CWB warns of new tropical disturbance brewing near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday (Aug. 21) that a new tropical disturbance is brewing in the West Pacific Ocean and is likely to intensify into a tropical stor...