Xiazhi, summer solstice, brings scorching 40-degree heat to N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan experiences Xiazhi (夏至), the peak of summer based on the lunisolar calendar today (June 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for five...

Plum rains to soak Taiwan this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that a new plum rain front will bring heavy precipitation to Taiwan from Saturday (June 22) to Monday (June 24). Wu Der-rong (吳德榮),...

Fall armyworms from China invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first fall armyworms (FAW) to be detected in Taiwan have been spotted at a popular tourist ranch in western Taiwan on Saturday (June 8), after plum rains apparently blew th...

Plum rain front storms toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Much of Taiwan will see rain today (June 10), as a plum rain front gathers steam and prepares to hover over the country and potentially bring "disastrous precipitation&quo...

Taiwan's Dragon Boat weekend to be soaked by plum rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dragon Boat Festival day on Friday (June 7) will be the last day of sunny skies in Taiwan before a massive plum rain front dumps precipitation on Taiwan for the next eight days...

Next invasion of Taiwan from China could be fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In addition to fears of the spread of African swine fever, a new scourge from China could soon be threatening the livelihood of Taiwanese farmers, the fall armyworm. The fal...

Heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, mercury drops to 15 degrees Celsius

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that rain will be seen across Taiwan, with a heavy rain advisory issued in five cities and countries, while the mercury dipped to as l...

Plum weather fronts to bring rain to Taiwan through Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pair of plum weather fronts will bring rain and thunderstorms to Taiwan well into Thursday, reported the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Due to the continuous influence of a...

Temperature to drop by 10 degrees tomorrow in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that as the first plum rain front of the season arrives on Wednesday (May 1), high temperatures in northern Taiwan will drop by 10 degrees...

Plum rain season to start late, but no drought threat in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the “plum rain season” might open later than usual, there will still be no risk of drought before the end of June, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA...

Average mercury for December in Taiwan highest since 1897

Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) The average mercury so far for December hit the highest level for this month since 1897, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. In a news conference, Lu Kuo-chen (呂國臣),...

Tropical Storm Ewiniar will bring rain to Southern and Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Ewiniar Sunday is expected to end fears of a drought in Southern and Eastern Taiwan, even though it will not dir...

Temperature could dip to 16 degrees by Friday as plum rains arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the first cold front of the plum rain season arrives tomorrow (May 3), the mercury could dip to as low as 16 degrees in Taiwan by Friday, according the Japan Weather Associa...

First plum rain of season will bring cool temperatures to Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first plum rain of the year will bring cooler temperatures to northern Taiwan as it arrives on Thursday, reported the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Meteorologist Wu Der-...

Afternoon thunderstorms forecast around Taiwan for Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Afternoon thunderstorms are predicted around Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon, including Green Island and Orchid Island off the southeastern coast, the Central Weather Bureau said. ...