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Thunderstorms forecast for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Short rain showers or thunderstorms are forecast for southern Taiwan before Wednesday (July 6), while afternoon thunderstorms are predicted for the northern and eastern re...

Twin tropical storms set to bring heavy rain to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tropical storms that formed on Thursday (June 30) and Friday (July 1) are unlikely to make landfall but will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Taiwan. At 2:00 a.m...

Twin tropical cyclones bringing 'very unstable weather' to Taiwan for 4-5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of a tropical storm that formed Thursday (June 30) and a tropical depression that has taken shape will likely bring unstable weather to Taiwan for four to fi...

Video shows mud volcano erupt under southern Taiwan temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Tuesday morning (June 28) showing two mud volcanoes erupting in Pingtung County's Wandan Township, including one which emerged from under a local te...

'Zombie fever' creeps into 18 Levels of Hell in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The zombie craze kicked off by an exhibition at Tainan Art Museum has boosted visits tenfold at a nearby temple known for its "Eighteen Levels of Hell" (十八地獄). ...

Taiwan Army launches stinger missiles in annual Shenggong exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army's Fourth Area Command carried out drills as part of the annual Shengong exercise in southern Taiwan to ensure combat readiness, on Sunday (June 26). ...

Crowds back on Kenting beaches in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large crowds were back on the beaches of Kenting in southern Taiwan on Sunday (June 26) as COVID-19 appears to be on the wane and temperatures soared to over 30 degrees Ce...

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan on Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake had an estimated depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the US G...

CECC predicts drop in COVID cases starting next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (June 16) predicted an "obvious decrease" in COVID cases starting next week. During a press conf...

Plum rain season in Taiwan coming to an end on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s plum rain season is finally coming to an end on Friday (June 17), according to a weather forecast. Central Weather Bureau forecaster Huang En-hong (黃恩...

Photo of the Day: Zombies spotted in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — These haunting images of gliding ghouls spooked Taiwanese netizens on Sunday (June 12). The photos were posted that evening by the Tainan Art Museum to promote the upco...

Taiwan to be hit by 'severe weather' until Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain alert for 16 counties and cities, while meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) predicts that heavy rain will continue throu...

Taiwan's COVID curve could start decline by Friday: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Sunday (June 5) said that the country's COVID curve could start a downward trend by Friday (June 10). Wh...

Slovakian parliament delegation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Deputy Speaker of the Slovakian parliament, Milan Laurencik, arrived in Taiwan on Sunday morning (June 5) at 7:21 a.m. Laurencik is leading a delegation of legislat...

Nesting season for green sea turtles in Taiwan arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors are being urged to watch where they step on the beaches of southern Taiwan to avoid trespassing on the nesting grounds of green sea turtles, a protected species i...