Typhoon Mitag could make landfall in NE Taiwan today, bring 'crazy wind explosive rain' tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau has issued a sea and land warning for 13 counties and cities, as Typhoon Mitag is expected to come closest to Taiwan this afternoon (Sept. 30), ...

Taiwan's Hualien County suddenly announces office, school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although seven other counties and cities had already announced office and school closures on Sunday evening (Sept. 29) in anticipation of Typhoon Mitag's arrival, Hual...

Typhoon land warning expanded to 12 Taiwan counties, cities as Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded its sea and land warnings to 12 counties and cities in Taiwan as Tropical Storm Mitag has intensified into a typhoon, and its...

Rain subsides, temperatures rise in Taiwan as tropical storm moves away

With severe Tropical Storm Tapah moving away from Taiwan, rain is expected to subside in the northern parts of the country on Sunday and the weather will likely turn stable, with temperatures to rise,...

Update: Typhoon Lingling continues to dump rain on Taiwan today

Update: 09/05 5:30 p.m. The CWB said that Faxai was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today at 4 p.m., making it the 15th tropical storm of the year. Currently more than 3,000 kilometers away from Taiwa...

Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.7 quake jolted Taitung County Saturday (August 31) afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temblor struck at 3:50 p.m., 26.8 kilometers under ...

Afternoon thunderstorms likely across Taiwan, new tropical storm could form next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Afternoon thunderstorms are likely across Taiwan today as moisture from the periphery Tropical Storm Podul continues to pile in, while the 13th tropical storm of the year could...

Taiwan lifts land, sea warnings for Tropical Storm Bailu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its land and sea warnings for Tropical Storm Bailu at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively on Sunday (Aug. 25) while cautioning ab...

Taiwan lifts land warning for Typhoon Lekima

Taipei (CNA) - The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted its land warning for Typhoon Lekima on Friday evening but warned that the southwesterly winds it has drawn could bring heavy rainfall to central ...

Sea, land warnings in place for 10 counties, cities as Typhoon Lekima lashes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CBW) still has sea and land warnings in place for 10 counties and cities in Taiwan as the effects of Typhoon Lekima are expected to reach their peak...

Taiwan's CWB expands land warning for Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Lekima approaches Taiwan from the southeast, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded the scope of its land warning for the storm. At 8:30 a.m. this morning ...

Ferry trips between eastern Taiwan and outlying islands canceled due to typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Commercial ferries traveling between eastern Taiwan and outlying islands are being suspended from Thursday (August 8) through Saturday (August 10) due to Typhoon Lekima, w...

Malaysian man declared brain dead after incident off Taiwan’s Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The young Malaysian man who lost consciousness after jumping into the water off Orchid Island last weekend was declared brain dead Tuesday (August 6). Relatives visitin...

Malaysian man unconscious after drowning incident at Taiwan’s Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young Malaysian man was in critical condition after nearly drowning near Taitung County’s Orchid Island, where he had been working, reports said Saturday (August 3...

The Flying Fish children’s group makes good impression in Poland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Flying Fish (小飛魚文化展演隊), an indigenous Tao children's group from Lanyu’s Yayu Elementary School (椰油國小), is in Poland for the 27th Festival of the Children of ...