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California avoids major power outages as wildfires rage

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra Na...

Taipei temperature of 39.7 C hits 124-year record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei sweltered under a record temperature of 39.7 degrees Celsius Friday (July 24) afternoon, the highest in 124 years, the Central Weather Bureau said. Until Friday,...

Taipei sizzles with second-highest temperature since 1897

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As summer temperatures continue to soar, Taipei on Sunday (July 19) saw the mercury rise to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, the second-highest temperature in the city in 123 ye...

Taiwan issues heat alert for 12 cities, counties on Saturday

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Saturday (July 11) that it has issued a heat alert for 12 cities and counties around Taiwan as a Pacific high pressure and a seasonal southwesterly wind system...

Taipei records 38.9 C, highest ever in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury hit 38.9°C in Taipei Monday afternoon (June 29), the hottest the Taiwanese capital has ever recorded in the month of June, according to the Central Weather...

Heat advisory remains in place after Taipei hits 37.2 degrees

Several areas of Taiwan are expected to continue to experience hot weather until Tuesday (June 23), after Taipei recorded the island's highest temperature of 37.2 degrees Celsius Saturday (June 20...

Taipei records year's hottest temperature at 37.6 degrees

The mercury hit 37.6 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, the highest in Taiwan's capital this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The new high was recorded at 2:2...

Retired NY Giants running back finishes his 13th marathon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber kept his streak alive Sunday, finishing the Walt Disney World Marathon in 5 hours, 12 minutes. It was hi...

Taiwan to see Moon during Mid-Autumn Festival, Tropical Storm Peipah waiting in wings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression east of the Philippines has stalled and has yet to become a full-fledged tropical storm, conditions in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday ...

Tropical Storm Danas to come closest to Taiwan Thursday, Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tropical depression which is expected to intensify and become Tropical Storm Danas today is predicted to come closest to Taiwan on Thursday (July 18) and Friday (July 19). ...

Heat alert issued for 16 counties, cities in Taiwan as mercury soars to 36.9 degrees Celsius

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heat hazard alerts for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan as the mercury has soared over 36.9 degrees Celsius in Taipei and Kaohsiung....

Eastern Taiwan continues to see scorching temperatures

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's hot summer weather continued Sunday, with eastern Taiwan experiencing temperatures of more than 37 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said. The highest t...

CWB issues orange heat alert for Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued orange and yellow alerts today (July 11) for four counties and cities in northern and eastern Taiwan, while it has also issued heavy...

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...

Orange heat warning issued for 9 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for nine counties and cities today where the mercury is expected to soar up to 37 degrees Celsius. Warming c...