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Taiwan records world's 3rd highest wind gust during Typhoon Koinu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Orchid Island on Wednesday (Oct. 4) recorded the third-strongest wind gust in world history and the highest ever in Asia during Typhoon Koinu, according to th...

Super Typhoon Mawar to bring rain to north, east Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Super Typhoon Mawar (瑪娃) is estimated to be the strongest tropical cyclone since 2021 and is predicted to bring rain to northern and eastern Taiwan on Sunday (May 28). ...

Photo of the Day: Temple hopping before typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Dominican man captured this photo of a temple in Taipei just as Super Typhoon Chanthu was closing in over the weekend. Ricardo Vargas, 30, who works in sales and mark...

Flights restored as Typhoon Chanthu lingers off Shanghai

BEIJING (AP) — Transport links in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai were largely restored Tuesday as a typhoon remained offshore. Typhoon Chanthu brought high winds and rain to...

China: Typhoon Chanthu stalls offshore and begins to weaken

In China, Typhoon Chanthu, which had been churning towards the city of Shanghai, appeared to have stopped short of making landfall on Monday. While there has still been strong wind and heavy rain, its...

Shanghai cuts transport as Typhoon Chanthu moves up coast

BEIJING (AP) — Flights and trains were canceled in Shanghai, China's largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the Chinese coast Monday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan. ...

7 trapped as firefighters evacuate over 700 from burning building in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A disorderly evacuation and traffic accident caused chaos after a residential building in downtown Taichung caught ablaze at around noon on Sunday (Sept. 12). Over 700 ...

Typhoon pours 5 inches of rain on Taiwan, heads for Shanghai

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Typhoon Chanthu drenched Taiwan with heavy rain Sunday as the storm’s center passed the island’s east coast heading for Shanghai. On the Chinese mainland, the g...

Heavy rain advisory issued for most of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain advisory for most of Taiwan from Sunday afternoon (Sept. 12) through midnight as Super Typhoon Chanthu passes along th...

Taiwan to experience rain, winds from Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the rain bands of Typhoon Chanthu begin to roll in, northern and eastern Taiwan will see winds and rain, particularly in the afternoon. At 8 a.m., Typhoon Chanthu wa...

Taiwan announces Sunday office and school closures for Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Yilan County, Hualien County and Taitung County announced their offices and schools would remain closed Sunday (Sept. 12) as Ty...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

Taiwan cancels airline flights as typhoon approaches

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Airline flights, ferries and train service were canceled as Typhoon Chanthu roared toward Taiwan on Saturday and authorities warned of high wind and heavy rain along the island's...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilo...

Taiwan investigates beach cleanup ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is opening an investigation into why the township of Taimali allowed 20 people to start picking up litter from beaches the same day Super Typhoon...