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
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)
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.
Another week of chilly, rainy weather is forecast for northern Taiwan
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)’s latest
(By Central News Agency)
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]
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).
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]
43 flights affected and forced to land in other airports
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
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.
Radio Taiwan International
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.
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]
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.
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]
Expect construction delays and limited highway access along the Suhua Highway through Dec. 22
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.
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]
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.
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]
Strengthening northeastern seasonal winds expected to turn Taiwan cold and wet
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)
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]
Radio Taiwan International
It looks like there’s more rain in the forecast for Taiwan, set to arrive on Sunday night. The Central Weather Bureau says that while temperatures were warmer and the rain eased during the day on Sunday, another weather front is expected to bring moisture up through southern Taiwan.
Mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan can expect rain, as can the southernmost tip of the island: Hengchun Peninsula.
Forecasters say that heavy rain could be in the works on Monday for both Hengchun Peninsula and the eastern half of Taiwan.
Meteorologists say Taiwan can expect warmer weather in the coming two days. Northern Taiwan is likely to see highs returning to between 26-28 degrees C, while central and southern Taiwan could see highs of up to 29-30 degrees C.