Cold front forecast to send mercury down to 13 degrees in Taiwan

With the arrival of a continental cold air mass, people in Taiwan are expected to experience a sharp fall in temperatures, with lows expected to drop to 13 degrees Celsius from Saturday night (March 1...

Cold front forecast to send temperatures down to 14 degrees this week

The mercury is expected to drop to 14 degrees Celsius in parts of Taiwan over the next two days with the arrival of a continental cold front, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday. The cold ...

Community spread in Taiwan inevitable: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (March 4) said that community spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Jenn Lann Temple in C Taiwan donates NT$30 million for virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the temple that organizes the annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) told the media on Thursday (Feb. 27) that the temple had donated NT$30 million (US$980...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage postponed due to pressure from Taiwanese public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After waves of criticism from the Taiwanese public, the organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage said Thursday (Feb. 27) that the event will be rescheduled until after the...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to proceed in central Taiwan despite public concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her worshippers will proceed as scheduled from March 19 to 28, the organizers said during a press conference Wednesday (Feb....

Cold front coming for N. Taiwan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued cold temperature warnings for five cities and counties, as northern Taiwan is expected to face a strong continental cold front until Monday. A yellow col...

Taiwan shuts down 'small three links' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lienchiang County Government said Friday (Feb. 7) it will halt access to the Matsu Islands from China as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). ...

Temperatures drop to new lows amid cold snap

Temperatures in Taiwan plummeted to the lowest this winter on Wednesday (Jan. 28), with lows of 10 degrees Celsius recorded in many parts of the country in the early hours of morning, the Central Weat...

Cold snap causes snowfall in Taiwan's mountain areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow has fallen on Yushan (玉山), Xueshan (雪山) and Hehuanshan (合歡山) mountains, carpeting Taiwan's tallest peaks in up to 15 centimeters of wintry whiteness, according to...

Weather front arrives, bringing rain, lower temperatures

A weather front that arrived in Taiwan on Sunday has sent temperatures lower and brought rain to most of the country, with snow likely in mountainous areas, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CW...

Chaos greets inaugural Nanyao Temple race in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The "First Incense" event of the Lunar New Year in Changhua County on Friday (Jan. 25) was a mini-marathon-style activity that ended in a number of injuries &mda...

New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region. Lunar New Year festivities were c...

Cold surge advisory issued in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass blasts into Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a cold surge advisory today (Jan. 17) for parts of northern Taiwan, where the me...

Wife of Taiwan presidential candidate denies 'Miss Wang mistress' rumor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), on Tuesday (Jan. 7) denied that an affair had taken place between her husba...