Taiwan expects 3 to 5 typhoons but with shorter warning times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau expects the usual three to five typhoons to hit Taiwan this summer, but the warning time will be shorter because they are expected to originate ...

Taiwan Water Corp. foresees no water shortages for 3 months, no tariff increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no water shortages and no tariff increases on water for three months this summer, Taiwan Water Corporation Chairman Hu Nan-tzer (胡南澤) said Tuesday (June 23)....

Tropical Storm Nuri to bring abundant rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Tropical Storm Nuri (鸚鵡) heading toward Hong Kong, its periphery will bring heavy rain to six cities and counties in south Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Sat...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Taipei Zoo, Maokong gondola to suspend services for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo will suspend services for maintenance for 19 days in May and 10 days in June, respectively, according to their press releases. Taipei...

Tropical Storm Neoguri forms, could bring rain to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Neoguri (浣熊) formed early this morning (Oct. 18) and has shifted slightly westward toward Taiwan, but forecasters do not currently expect it to continue on ...

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same warnings as everyone else and stayed indoors as Japan brac...

Tough guys: Rugby players not flustered by massive typhoon

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hag...

'Full on' All Blacks to play each other after game canceled

With the Italy game canceled because of Typhoon Hagibis, the All Blacks are going to have a crack at each other instead. Maybe to save from getting a wee bit bored. ...

Lekima could become first typhoon to strike Taiwan this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said today (Aug. 6) that Tropical Storm Lekima could soon develop into...

Low-pressure area east of Philippines could affect Taiwan by Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Tropical Storm Wipha is unlikely to affect Taiwan, three low-pressure areas to the south of Taiwan could develop into tropical depressions or storms and affect the cou...

Taiwan’s military given new disaster rescue outfits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first batch of disaster rescue outfits has been distributed to Taiwan’s military with the arrival of typhoon season, Liberty Times reported on Tuesday (July 23),...

Taiwan Council of Agriculture partners with Fubon for banana crop insurance scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Property and Casualty Insurance has launched a “banana plant crop” insurance scheme in cooperation with the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture...

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The U....

Rainy weather forecast for central and southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Rainy and unstable weather was forecast for central and southern Taiwan Sunday, due to the effects of the southwestern winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). There wi...