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Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hit by cold wave

SAO PAULO (AP) — In Rio de Janeiro, bold swimmers have been discouraged from diving into the cold ocean, while Sao Paulo authorities had to open up subway stations to accommodate homeless people as Br...

Mercury drops to 7.9 degrees in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The temperature plummeted to 7.9 degrees Celsius on Monday (Feb. 21) as the first cold snap of the winter hit Taiwan, prompting the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a...

Coldest temperatures of winter recorded at 13 weather stations across Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Record lows for the winter were recorded at 13 weather stations across the country this morning (Feb. 20), and it’s estimated temperatures will dip to their coldest ...

Spring-like weather in store for Taiwan this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a cold spell brought lows of below 10 degrees Celsius to some areas of western Taiwan in the past few days, temperatures slowly began rising on Tuesday (Feb. 8) and ...

Munich Re - Weather disasters in USA dominate natural disaster losses in 2021

In 2021, natural disasters caused overall losses of US$ 280bn, of which roughly US$ 120bn were insuredAlongside 2005 and 2011, the year 2021 proved to be the second-costliest ever for the insurance se...

Why is India-administered Kashmir facing a power shortage?

After the political conflict, power is arguably the second-biggest topic for the residents of India-administered Kashmir, who have been complaining that New Delhi is eyeing up control of their hydropo...

Taiwan in for strongest cold wave this season on Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will be affected by precipitation associated with Typhoon Rai from Monday (Dec. 20) through Wednesday before it will have to brace for the arrival of the strongest ...

Another cold air mass forecast to hit Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another cold wave arriving on Friday (Dec. 17) will put an end to the warm, comfortable weather that has been prevalent so far this week, Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) sai...

Taiwan could see earliest cold air mass in 40 years next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could see the earliest cold air mass in 40 years by next week, according to Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮). On Wednesday (Nov. 3), Wu predicted that a cold front ...

Death toll rises to 210 from February cold wave in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse of the Texas electric power grid. The deaths new...

Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former CEO of New York’s independent electricity marketer has been named interim CEO of the manager of the electric grid serving 90% of Texas, officials announced Tuesday. ...

Despite normal spring, Texas electric grid seeks power boost

DALLAS (AP) — The electric grid manager for most of Texas issued an electricity conservation watch Tuesday, appealing to customers to conserve electricity despite weather conditions typical for spring...

Mercury drops in Taiwan, haze from China arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold wave with dust and sand from China arrives Sunday night (March 21), bringing lower temperatures and pollution across Taiwan. According to the Central Weather Bur...

Warmer temps bring relief as cold-weary South starts cleanup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs fro...

Cold front hitting Taiwan today, dropping mercury to 9 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A continental cold air mass is poised to strike Taiwan, dropping temperatures for the rest of the week to as low as 9 degrees Celsius in the north by Friday (Feb. 19) whil...