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Cool, wet weather forecast for northern Taiwan

The weather in northern Taiwan is forecast to turn cool and rainy on Sunday due to strengthening seasonal northeasterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Low temperatures of abo...

Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 9 and making 1,400 homeless

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, with nine dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials. ...

Record 6th tropical storm in Nov. forms to southeast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced today (Nov. 26) that a tropical depression to the southeast of Taiwan has become Tropical Storm Kammuri (北冕), tying the 55-...

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong to bring extremely heavy rain to N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An extremely heavy rain advisory has been issued for parts of northern Taiwan as the periphery of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong lashes the country. The Central Weather Burea...

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong to bring wind, rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (鳳凰, Phoenix) has shifted its course north towards the waters off the coast of eastern Taiwan and is expected to bring rain to the northern and ea...

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong could near Taiwan by Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression that has been lurking in the waters east of the Philippines was upgraded to Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (鳳凰, Phoenix) at 8 a.m. this morning (Nov. 20) a...

Tropical Storm Sebastien forms in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sebastien has formed in the Atlantic but is expected to stay over open waters. The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The U...

Mercury in Taiwan to drop by 8 degrees today, cold temps to last 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The temperature today (Nov. 18) is expected to drop by 8 degrees compared to Sunday (Nov. 17) and is likely to pick up in northern and northeastern Taiwan over the next fe...

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos. ...

TS Raymond forecast to weaken as it heads toward Los Cabos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond is forecast to weaken over the Pacific as it moves toward Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturda...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is forecast to head in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. ...

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi poised to strike Philippines, bring rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression to the east of the Philippines has strengthened into Tropical Storm Kalmaegi ("Ramon" in the Philippines), is likely to strike the northern...

2 more tropical storms brewing to east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tropical depressions churning in the Western Pacific Ocean to the east of Taiwan have the potential of becoming tropical storms, according to the Central Weather Burea...

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An aid group estimates that more than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall. Parts of the region are bracin...