Sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong lifted, heavy rains expected from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong on Sunday (May 17), as it continued to weaken, and downgraded it to a tropical storm. A plum ...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Vongfong’s ferocious wind and rain left at least one dead and damaged hundreds of coronavirus isolation facilities and homes, along with rice and corn fi...

Philippines riding out typhoon after virus slows evacuations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by th...

Taiwan to feel effects of Typhoon Vongfong Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of the first typhoon of the year, which is currently battering the Philippines, is expected to reach Taiwan on Saturday (May 16), bringing rain and big waves...

Typhoon Vongfong slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday (May 14) after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelt...

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Typhoon Vongfong nears Philippines, will come closest to Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical storm that intensified into the first typhoon of the year on Wednesday (May 13) is poised to strike the Philippines and is predicted to come closest to Taiwan o...

Tropical Storm Vongfong will come closest to Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression that developed into a tropical storm on Tuesday night (May 12) will come closest to southern and eastern Taiwan over the weekend, according to the Ce...

Potential 1st typhoon of 2020 to brush Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression formed Monday (May 11) near the Philippines is expected to become the first typhoon of the year in Taiwan, bringing rain to some parts of the island ...

Tropical storm brewing east of Philippines could near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression churning off the southeast coast of the Philippines is likely to transform into the first tropical storm of the year today (May 12), and there is a p...

1st tropical storm of year brewing, impact on Taiwan uncertain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression lurking to the southeast of the Philippines is expected to form the first tropical storm of the year, but as models of its future path differ, the ex...