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Thunderstorms forecast for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Short rain showers or thunderstorms are forecast for southern Taiwan before Wednesday (July 6), while afternoon thunderstorms are predicted for the northern and eastern re...

Twin tropical storms set to bring heavy rain to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tropical storms that formed on Thursday (June 30) and Friday (July 1) are unlikely to make landfall but will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Taiwan. At 2:00 a.m...

Twin tropical cyclones bringing 'very unstable weather' to Taiwan for 4-5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of a tropical storm that formed Thursday (June 30) and a tropical depression that has taken shape will likely bring unstable weather to Taiwan for four to fi...

Tropical storm could form south of Taiwan within 24 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression brewing to the northwest of the Philippines could intensify within 24 hours into Tropical Storm Chaba (芙蓉), the third tropical storm of the year, wit...

Tropical disturbance in South China Sea could form a typhoon on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical disturbance in the South China Sea could soon form into this year’s third typhoon on Thursday (June 30), according to a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forec...

La Nina ushers in calm and temperate Taiwan weather

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Tuesday (June 28) a third consecutive year of La Nina weather conditions, meaning the number and intensity of typhoons this summe...

Crowds back on Kenting beaches in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large crowds were back on the beaches of Kenting in southern Taiwan on Sunday (June 26) as COVID-19 appears to be on the wane and temperatures soared to over 30 degrees Ce...

Series of earthquakes jolt east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred on Saturday evening (June 25), a series of earthquakes struck Hualien again on Sunday morning (June 26). According ...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled east Taiwan at 9:34 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday (June 25). The quake was centered in the township of Guangfu in Hu...

Thunderstorm fells 20-meter-tall tree in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second day in a row, thunderstorms in Taipei City were marked by the collapse of a 20-meter tall tree on a major road in the capital, reports said Saturday (June 2...

20-meter-tall tree crushes 2 cars and traffic light during Taipei storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei was hammered with heavy rain on Friday (June 24) and a 20-meter tree collapsed on a Taipei City street, damaging two vehicles and a traffic light. The Ce...

Record high temperature of 38.5 C recorded in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After issuing a series of high temperature alerts, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) recorded a record high temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius in Kaohsiung City on Thursda...

High temperatures in Taiwan to continue for another week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hot, sunny weather will continue across Taiwan until next Wednesday (June 29), according to a weather forecast. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Wednesday issued a h...

South Taiwan area to conduct forest fire alert drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan suffered under sweltering heat Wednesday (June 22), the Council of Agriculture’s (COA) Forestry Bureau said it would launch a forest fire al...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes central Taiwan coast

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Taiwan on Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 9:05 a.m. at a depth of 6....