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Taiwan issues low temperature alert for 17 cities, counties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a yellow low temperature alert for all cities and counties north of Tainan as well as the outlying Kinmen County on Monday (Jan. 10...

Starry sky above a sea of clouds atop Taiwan’s Alishan

Whenever cold wind and light rain take hold of Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan in the winter, those who enjoy outdoor activities face disappointment. However, those who are familiar with the climate are un...

Photo of the Day: Angry snowman on Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo of a snowman was taken on Monday morning (Dec. 27) after significant snowfall on Hehuanshan. By 7 a.m., more than five centimeters of snow had accumulated, r...

Snow falls once more in Taiwan on mountains after Christmas holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's highest peaks received further snow on Monday (Dec. 27) after brief snowfalls on Christmas Day. More than 2 centimeters of snow was reported on Yushan'...

Another cold air mass to arrive in Taiwan on New Year’s Eve: Meteorologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another cold air mass is expected to arrive in Taiwan on New Year’s Eve, while the current one will begin to weaken on Tuesday (Dec. 28), meteorologist Daniel Wu sai...

Taiwan to close alpine section of Provincial Highway 14A as safety precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hehuanshan section of Provincial Highway 14A will be closed from 5 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 26) until Monday morning as a safety precaution, Taiwan’s highway authori...

Taiwan's Yushan, Xueshan, Hehuanshan likely to have white Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that mountains over 3,000 meters in altitude are likely to see snow on Christmas Day. The strongest cold air mass thus far thi...

Hunting the Leonard A1 Comet in Taiwan

The Leonard A1 Comet (LA1C) has taken the internet by storm lately — not to be confused with Leonardo the movie star or the A.1. steak sauce — and lived up to astronomy fans’ “...

Locals come to aid of couple stuck in remote area of central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young couple’s plan to watch the sunrise on the mountain of Hehuanshan Tuesday (Sept. 21) was thrown in disarray when they were led to the middle of nowhere by sat...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed no new local COVID-19 cases, no deaths, and six imported cases Saturday (Sept. 18), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). As Saturda...

Taiwan forest recreation areas, related facilities to close from May 18–28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Monday (May 17) announced in a press release the closure of all national forest recreation areas and related facilities under its managem...

Foodpanda driver survives delivery to Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens are getting a kick out of a fatigued Foodpanda delivery driver after he made an epic journey from Taipei to deliver beverages to the towering peak Hehua...

Keelung mayor touring half of Taiwan on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) is on his way to the southernmost part of the country after taking on the challenge to travel around half of Taiwan on a scooter in 24 hou...

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snow of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, this morning (Tuesday, March 3) saw 3 cm of snow, its first of the year, as seasonal northeasterly winds brought cold, wet weather to th...

Taiwanese tea certified by Belgium's International Taste Institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dozen Taiwanese tea farmers have been granted the 2021 Superior Taste Awards by the Belgium-based International Taste Institute (ITI, formerly ITQI) for their high-quali...