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First wave of plum rains brings 200 mm of rain to Taiwan in 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's first wave of plum rains has brought over 200 millimeters of rainfall to 100 weather stations across Taiwan over the course of a little over two days. T...

Tropical storm forms southeast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical storm that formed on Monday (May 31) is not likely to have a direct impact on Taiwan, but it could disrupt the plum rain weather front bringing badly needed pre...

Rains bring 18 million cubic meters of water to Taiwan's Shihmen Reservoir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A plum rain weather front over the weekend brought 18 million cubic meters of rainfall to northern Taiwan's Shihmen Reservoir. According to the Water Resources Agen...

Plum rains to last for 5 days in Taiwan starting Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A plum rain weather front is expected to bring precipitation across the country over the weekend, providing badly needed relief amid the drought plaguing the country this ...

Meteorologist lists 5 factors behind severe drought in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is grappling with one of its worst droughts in history due to five main factors, according to a weather expert. The water shortage is weighing on the country&rsq...

Unseasonable in Taiwan, but 'mask brackets' offer pandemic comfort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plum rain season has arrived but you would hardly know it. Though temperatures have risen, the fabled rains refuse to fall and Taiwan’s drought continues. In ...

Rain forecast for Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A stationary plum rain season front expected to move closer to Taiwan next week is likely to trigger severe weather and bring the chance of significant rainfall. Meteor...

Drought-hit Taiwan plans more water curbs for chip hubs

Taiwan will tighten curbs on the use of water from June 1 in the major chip making hubs of Hsinchu and Taichung as it battles an islandwide drought, if there is no significant rainfall by then, the go...

Taiwan drought could threaten global supply of electronic chips

The Taiwanese government proposed further water-saving measures on Wednesday to deal with the ongoing historical drought across the island, posing a potential risk to the heavily water-reliant product...

Two weather fronts approaching Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) predicted Sunday (May 2) that the summer-like weather will continue across Taiwan through Tuesday before two weather fronts move in to affect...

Chances of rain early this week across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a result of a wet weather system from southern China and the successive arrival of a weather front, local rains and thundershowers will occur across Taiwan from Sunday ...

Sea goddess, air force C-130s called upon to fight Taiwan drought

Taiwan is drilling wells, seeding clouds, and beseeching a gold-faced sea goddess to help the sub-tropical island ride out its most serious drought in about half a century after rain-soaking typhoons ...

Taiwan to spend US$5.65 billion to improve water infrastructure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning to spend NT$160 billion (US$5.65 billion) to improve Taiwan's water infrastructure amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Water...

Satellite images show Three Gorges Dam opening all floodgates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Indian Army colonel on Friday (July 10) released satellite images appearing to show the Three Gorges Dam releasing water far earlier than reported and at a much ...

Dam in China's Hangzhou opens all 9 floodgates for first time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With torrential rain and massive flooding ravaging much of southern China, the Xin'anjiang Dam on Wednesday (July 8) opened all nine of its floodgates, causing 12 vill...