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Continental cold air mass to send mercury plunging next week

Continental cold air mass is set to bring temperatures down again next week. 

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/03/15
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While a weather front will bring rain tonight and a monsoon will

Central Weather Bureau map.

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bring cooler temperatures tomorrow, a continental cold air mass could arrive by Wednesday of next week, bringing dramatically lower temperatures, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

A weather front will arrive this evening (March 15), bringing rain throughout Taiwan, while on Saturday (March 17), a northeast monsoon will arrive on Saturday (March 18) and drop the mercury in northern Taiwan down to 20 degrees Celsius, but by Sunday temperatures will rise again.

However, by next Wednesday (March 21), another cold surge is expected to arrive from the north, causing another major change in the weather. Temperatures by next Saturday (March 24) are expected to drop down to 12 to 14 degrees in Taipei City, therefore, the public is advised to not put away their winter clothes just yet.     [FULL  STORY]

Single-digit temperatures, snow on high mountains and rain in low lying areas in northern Taiwan

Li said mountainous areas 2,000 meters above sea level as well as areas 1,000 meters above sea level in northern Taiwan will have chances of receiving snow or sleet

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/02/04
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The coldest air since winter continued to sweep northern Taiwan

Cueifong Villa on Taipingshan, Yilan County (By Central News Agency)

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on Sunday, bringing temperatures down to between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius and rain almost all day long in the region, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Forecaster Li Meng-syuan (李孟軒) said Sunday.

Li said mountainous areas 2,000 meters above sea level as well as areas 1,000 meters above sea level in northern Taiwan will have chances of receiving snow or sleet.

Low temperatures were 8 to 9 degrees from Taichung to Tainan, 11 to 13 degrees in Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien areas, and the daytime highs were only about 13 to 14 degrees in central Taiwan and 15 to 16 degrees in southern Taiwan, Li said.
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Temperature to drop to 14 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan in the coming week

Another week of chilly, rainy weather is forecast for northern Taiwan

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/01/20
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)’s latest

(By Central News Agency)

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forecast on Saturday, the weather for northern Taiwan will see another wave of northeasterly winds, making the coming week cold and wet with temperatures dropping as low as 14 degree Celsius.

The CWB forecaster Liu Pei-teng (劉沛滕) said there are chances of rain in the north, east and mountainous regions in central and southern Taiwan due to the accumulated clouds all over the country on Saturday morning, as reported by the Central News Agency.

The weather throughout the weekend will hover between 19 and 20 degrees in northern Taiwan, while temperatures in Taichung Tainan, Taitung, and Yilan will range between 22 and 24 degrees during day time with clouds and temperatures between 17 and 19 degrees during the night, according to Liu.     [FULL  STORY]

2017 to end without a ‘cold surge’ in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/25
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Dec. 25 (CNA) With no sign of a cold surge set to arrive in Taiwan in the final days of the year, 2017 will be the first year in nearly two decades not to experience a cold surge for the entire year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.

A cold surge is said to have occurred when the lowest temperature in the Taipei metropolitan area falls to 10 degrees Celsius or lower, according to the CWB.

Cold surges in Taiwan usually arrive around New Year’s Day and tend to fall between Dec. 10 and Jan. 23 the next year, according to CWB forecaster Hsu Chung-yi (徐仲毅).

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But no cold surges were recorded last winter (from late 2016 to early 2017), and none have been experienced so far this winter, Hsu said, meaning that 10 degree or lower temperatures in greater Taipei will have been absent for a full year for the first time since 2000.    [FULL  STORY]

Flight delays at Incheon International Airport due to foggy conditions 

43 flights affected and forced to land in other airports

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/12/24
By: Mabel Neo, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) – Flights at South Korea’s biggest airport- Incheon International

Image courtesy of The Korea Times

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Airport have been delayed due to foggy conditions.

According to Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), 43 flights bound for Incheon International Airport were forced to land in other airports in the country due to the thick fog on the western coast. The weather condition has also caused 312 delays and 49 cancellations on Saturday (Dec 23).

According to IIAC, the Aviation Meteorological Office issued a low visibility warning at Incheon International Airport at 1:35 a.m. today and lifted it four hours later.This type of warning is issued when the visibility is under 400 meters.

East Asian Weather Report for Monday, Dec. 25

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-12-24

In Taiwan, Taipei in the north will have some light cloud and temperatures in the area of 16 to 17 C. It will be cloudy as well in Kaohsiung in the south but slightly warmer, with a high of 22 C.

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Elsewhere in Asia, the outlook is mostly sunny for the region. Hong Kong will have sun and a high of 19 C. It will be sunny as well in Beijing, though temperatures won’t get above 3 C. Tokyo can expect sunny skies and a high of 15 C. And there will be sun in Seoul but with a high of just 2 C.    [SOURCE]

Northeast monsoon to bring PM2.5 particles and poor air quality

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/04
By: Yang Shu-min and Frances Huang 

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The northeast monsoon is expected to bring fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) per cubic meter to Taiwan and impact air quality, starting Monday evening, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

The impact is expected to last until about 6 a.m. Tuesday and be worst early morning in northern Taiwan, the EPA said, urging the public not to take any outdoor activity during that time.

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Chang Shun-chin (張順欽), head of the EPA’s Department of Environmental Monitoring and Information Management, told the press that the highest concentration of PM2.5 will range from 80-90 micrograms per cubic meter for one hour early Tuesday morning in northern Taiwan.

Bad air quality will affect northern Taiwan first and then spread to central areas, with residents in southern Taiwan expected to be least impacted by the monsoon, Chang said.    [FULL  STORY]

Heavy rain impedes traffic on east coast of Taiwan

Expect construction delays and limited highway access along the Suhua Highway through Dec. 22

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/12/04
By: Renée Salmonsen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Suhua Highway (蘇花公路台9線) authority will stagger traffic access to the

Heavy rain impacts the Suhua Highway. (Photo: CNA)

road beginning today through December 22 for construction, reported CNA.

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A 756.907 kilometer (470.32 miles) portion of highway is currently undergoing repair. The stretch of highway runs through Yilan County (宜蘭縣) and Hualien County (花蓮縣).

Recent heavy precipitation has caused disruptions and landslides along the coastal highway.

Construction teams will first touch up road paint, particularly along the highway’s slopes and curves, and then repair the road as needed.

Highway access will be granted once every two hours beginning at 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., so at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Authorities will allow cars to pass road blocks as they arrive on the hour but will not wait for stragglers.    [FULL  STORY]

Campaign started to have record-setting rainbow recognized

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/04
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) An online campaign launched by local professors is hoping to get Taiwan recognized

Photo courtesy of Chou Kun-hsuan (周昆炫)

by the Guinness World Records for a recent rainbow that they believe is the longest-lasting rainbow ever recorded.

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Chou Kun-hsuan (周昆炫), a professor with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, said the department is trying to collect at least 36,000 photos from the public to document the rainbow’s existence from 6:57 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. on Nov. 30.

He told CNA on Monday that the photos will be used to create a “rainbow clock” to prove to the Guinness World Records committee that the longest-lasting rainbow has taken place in Taiwan.

The team is on a mission to compile a world-class profile for the rainbow, Chou said, inviting the public to get involved in the campaign to help Taiwan become part of meteorological history.    [FULL  STORY]

Taiwan temperatures to plunge in upcoming week

Strengthening northeastern seasonal winds expected to turn Taiwan cold and wet

Taiwan News 
Date: 2017/11/18
By: Eric Kao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the Central Weather Bureau(CWB), significant

Strengthening seasonal winds and cold front expected to bring cold and rainy weather. (By Central News Agency)

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drops in temperatures and consistent downpours are expected throughout Taiwan as strengthening northeastern seasonal winds and the strongest cold front so far this winter hit the island.

From Nov. 19 to Nov. 27, a cold front is expected to hit Taiwan every two to three days, according to the CWB. As the entire island will be in the realm of the northeastern seasonal winds, lower temperatures and increased rains can be seen throughout the island, the CWB said.

Northern Taiwan will be most affected by the strengthening seasonal winds, with temperatures dropping to an estimated low of 15 to 16 degrees Celsius on Sunday, when the effect of the cold front is expected to be the strongest. Meanwhile, central and eastern Taiwan will have an estimated low of 17 to 19 degrees, with 20 to 21 degrees during the day.    [FULL  STORY]