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Japan bids to harness the energy of super typhoons

At the peak of its power on September 27, Mindulle was classified as the third super typhoon to form in the Western Pacific this year, with winds gusting up to 195 kilometers per hour (120 mph). The ...

Photo of the Day: Temple hopping before typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Dominican man captured this photo of a temple in Taipei just as Super Typhoon Chanthu was closing in over the weekend. Ricardo Vargas, 30, who works in sales and mark...

Heavy rain advisory issued for most of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain advisory for most of Taiwan from Sunday afternoon (Sept. 12) through midnight as Super Typhoon Chanthu passes along th...

Taiwan to experience rain, winds from Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the rain bands of Typhoon Chanthu begin to roll in, northern and eastern Taiwan will see winds and rain, particularly in the afternoon. At 8 a.m., Typhoon Chanthu wa...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilo...

Taiwan investigates beach cleanup ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is opening an investigation into why the township of Taimali allowed 20 people to start picking up litter from beaches the same day Super Typhoon...

Update: Weather bureau expands land warning to 17 cities, counties in Taiwan

Update: 09/11 12:42 p.m. The CWB has expanded its land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu to a total of 17 counties and cities now, including Nantou County, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Yilan County,...

Taiwan prepares for office, school closures ahead of Super Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Green Island and Orchid Island were the first parts of Taiwan to announce school and office closures for Saturday (Sept. 11) as Super Typhoon Chanthu barrels toward the co...

Taiwan issues land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 10) evening issued a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu (璨樹), just 12 hours after it issued a sea warnin...

Vegetable prices skyrocket as Super Typhoon Chanthu bears down on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in as many months, extreme weather is playing havoc with Taiwan's vegetable prices as Super Typhoon Chanthu (璨樹) whirls closer. The average ...

Chanthu will come closest to Taiwan on Sunday, typhoon holiday likely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Super Typhoon Chanthu (璨樹) is set to come closest to Taiwan on Sunday (Sept. 12), and meteorologist and WeatherRisk Explore Inc. CEO Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) predicts that a ty...

Taiwan issues sea warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning (Sept. 10) issued a sea warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu (璨樹), and it is likely to issue a land warning in th...

Super Typhoon Chanthu now on collision course with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trajectory of Super Typhoon Chanthu (璨樹) shifted north this afternoon (Sept. 9), now putting it on a direct collision course with Taiwan, with the Central Weather Bure...

Super Typhoon Chanthu to come closest to Taiwan on weekend, landfall possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chanthu (璨樹) has jumped from a tropical depression to a Category 5 typhoon within 48 hours, and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) may issue a sea warning for the storm as e...

Typhoon Chanthu 'a beast,' Taiwan could issue sea warning Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chanthu (璨樹) has jumped from a tropical depression to a Category 4 typhoon within 24 hours and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) may issue a sea warning for the storm as ea...