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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...

Typhoon Chanthu 'a beast,' Taiwan could issue sea warning Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chanthu (璨樹) has jumped from a tropical depression to a Category 4 typhoon within 24 hours and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) may issue a sea warning for the storm as ea...

Taiwan’s top weather official sparks controversy with hiking trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Weather Bureau Director-General Cheng Ming-dean ( 鄭明典) on Sunday (June 13) posted several photos on Facebook of himself hiking with his daughter, causing heated de...

Taiwan satellites significantly increase accuracy of weather forecasting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's FormoSat-7 satellite constellation has been vital to increasing the accuracy of domestic weather prediction, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Director-General Che...

38 red alerts issued for air pollution in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan was hit by heavy pollution this morning (March 12), triggering red alerts at 38 weather stations across the country. On his Facebook page at 6 am Friday...

Yushan view from weather station arouses envy in Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The photo of a window view against the backdrop of Yushan (玉山), the highest mountain of Taiwan, has wowed netizens who expressed awe at the spectacular landscape. On Fr...

Taiwan's 'Pokémon Go Grandpa' flooded with earthquake warnings on 72 phones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous "Pokémon Go Grandpa" found himself overwhelmed by a cacophony of emergency messages blaring from his armada of smartphones during Sund...

New Taipei mayor calls for improvement of earthquake warning system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Sunday (Feb. 7) called for the national earthquake warning system to quickly improve, saying many citizens were scared after bein...

Rainbow in Taipei lasts for 3 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The right combination of wind, water vapor, and sunlight created the optimal conditions for a rainbow to last over three hours on Taipei's Yangmingshan on Monday morni...

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...

Volcanic ash from Japanese island reaches E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Volcanic dust from an eruption on the Japanese island of Nishinoshima was responsible for a sudden turn for the worse in air quality on Taiwan’s sparsely populated e...

High temperatures, afternoon thunderstorms forecast for Taiwan for week ahead

Cloudy to sunny skies, with afternoon thundershowers, can be expected in Taiwan this week, with high temperatures prevailing in the southeast, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday. Dawu Tow...

Typhoon Vongfong nears Philippines, will come closest to Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical storm that intensified into the first typhoon of the year on Wednesday (May 13) is poised to strike the Philippines and is predicted to come closest to Taiwan o...

Tropical Storm Vongfong will come closest to Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression that developed into a tropical storm on Tuesday night (May 12) will come closest to southern and eastern Taiwan over the weekend, according to the Ce...