Weather

One dead, nine injured in Tropical Storm Bailu

SEVERE IMPACT: NT$25.26 million worth of crops were damaged, affecting vegetable prices, and 3,436 people were forced to evacuate their homes

Taiei Times
Date: ug 26, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

One person died and nine were injured after Severe Tropical Storm Bailu made landfall in Pingtung

Banana plants lie flattened in a plantation in Taitung County yesterday, after strong winds and heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Bailu.
Photo: CNA

County on Saturday, the Central Emergency Operation Center said yesterday.

An 18-year-old drove a motorcycle into a fallen tree in Tainan at 11:49pm on Saturday and died after branches punctured his chest, the center said.

Two other people — a 21-year-old woman on a scooter and a 32-year-old man on a motorcycle — were injured in Tainan after driving into trees that had fallen into the street.

In Nantou County’s Yuchih Township (魚池), a 73-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were hurt when trees fell on them.    [FULL  STORY]

Tropical Storm Bailu: Taiwan cancels work, classes for 6 municipalities

Landfall still expected in Taitung by 2 p.m. Saturday August 24

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/23
By: Duncan DeAeth, Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CWB image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The latest on Tropical Storm Bailu (all times local):

11 p.m., Friday (August 23)

Taiwan's Executive Yuan announced that work and classes in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Hualien County, Taitung County, and Penghu County would be canceled Saturday (August 24) due to approaching Tropical Storm Bailu.

Earlier, work and classes on Green Island (Lyudao Township) and Orchid Island (Lanyu Township) had been canceled for Friday (August 23) evening.

Updates on closures can be followed on the table from the government's personnel agency.

Kaohsiung first only announced the cancellation of work and classes for five districts all known for landslides during previous typhoons, but it later expanded it to cover all of the city for Saturday.
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LIST: Flight cancellations for August 9, Friday

ABS-CBN News
Date: Aug 08 2019

MANILA – Local airlines have announced the cancellation of flights to Basco, Batanes and Taipei, Taiwan and their respective return trips on Friday due to the effects of Typhoon Hanna.

The following are affected flights as of 8 p.m. Thursday:

SKYJET

  • M8 816 Manila – Basco
  • M8 817 Basco – Manila

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES

  • PR890 Manila – Taipei
  • PR891 Taipei – Manila
  • PR2696 Clark – Basco
  • PR2697 Basco – Clark
  • PR2688 Clark – Basco
  • PR2689 Basco – Clark

PAL said affected passengers may rebook and refund within 30 days from their original flight date, with rebooking or refunding fees waived.    [SOURCE]

Taiwan to see temperatures hit 35 degrees over next week

Sunny skies and high temperatures expected across the country

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/05/12
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Sunny skies in New Taipei City. (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is to experience summer-like weather from Sunday (May 12) through next week as temperatures hit 35-degree highs in some regions, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Temperatures are to remain stable throughout the week, the bureau said, with the majority of areas witnessing clear or cloudy skies. All regions will experience cool and comfortable morning and evening low temperatures of between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.    [FULL  STORY]

Taiwan’s rainy weather to last through Monday

Under the effects of northeasterly winds, rainy weather is expected across the country through Monday

Taiwan News    
Date: 2019/03/24 
By:  Central News Agency

(Photo from unsplash user Luke Stackpoole)

TAIPEI (CNA) — Under the effects of northeasterly winds, rainy weather is expected across Taiwan through Monday, when another front will be approaching the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

On Sunday, the mercury fell to 13 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan in the early morning — the lowest throughout the country, the CWB said.

In areas north of central Taiwan as well as Yilan and Hualien counties, temperatures dropped to 14-16 degrees early Sunday, while those in southern Taiwan and Taitung County slid to 17-18 degrees, it said.

Although the seasonal wind will begin to weaken during the day, temperatures throughout Taiwan will rise by only 1-2 degrees due to a cloud system from southern China, the CWB said.    [FULL  STORY]

Mix of sun and clouds forecast for Wednesday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/20
By: Huang Yu and Frances Huang

Taipei, Feb. 20 (CNA) Partially sunny skies are expected around Taiwan on Wednesday as stable weather conditions continue, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The CWB said temperatures Wednesday should be little changed from Tuesday, hitting 18-25 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, 19-29 degrees in central Taiwan and 23-29 degrees in the south.

Temperatures are expected to fall considerably at night, moving down to 17 degrees in northern Taiwan, 19 degrees in central Taiwan and 20 degrees in the south, the CWB forecast.    [FULL  STORY]

Northeast monsoon to bring colder temperatures and rain to Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

The cold and wet weather will continue into Tuesday, Feb. 5

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/04
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures will start to drop on Lunar New Year’s Eve after a northeast monsoon arrives, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

It will become colder and wetter under the influence of northeasterly winds beginning Monday (Feb. 4) after three days of balmy weather. Temperatures rose to almost 30 degrees Celsius in greater Taipei over the past few days.

The CWB reports high temperatures will drop to below 20 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan, 22 to 26 degrees Celsius in Taichung (台中), 25 to 28 degrees Celsius in Kaohsiung (高雄), and 21 to 25 degrees Celsius in Hualien (花蓮).

The low temperatures could reach 16 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan.
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Owners urged to keep pets warm

COLD WEATHER: As the CWB warned of a cold snap arriving yesterday, Kaohsiung vets provided advice on how to keep pets — from reptiles to rabbits — comfortable

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 21, 2019
By: Hsu Li-chuan and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Kaohsiung-based veterinarians have recommended that pet owners keep their animals

Fish swim in a tank fitted with a heating device in an undated photograph.
Photo: Lee Hui-chou, Taipei Times

warm, as cold weather was forecast for the next few days.

Cats and dogs common in Taiwan prefer temperatures from 20°C to 30°C, Jonghsin Animal Hospital’s 16th Agricultural Zone Branch veterinarians said, adding that while their fur is usually enough to keep cats and dogs warm, those that are old, short-haired, small or have chronic health issues could be more vulnerable to the cold.

A cat or dog that is uncomfortable in the cold could quiver or become lethargic, while signs of severe distress include weakness, stiff muscles, slowed breathing and heartbeat, and even loss of consciousness, they said.

Owners should provide indoor heating or an outside shelter, they said, adding that heat pads for beds should be wrapped in blankets or towels to avoid contact burns.
[FULL  STORY]

Average mercury for December in Taiwan highest since 1897

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/28
By: Chen Wei-ting and Frances Huang

CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) The average mercury so far for December hit the highest level for this month since 1897, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

In a news conference, Lu Kuo-chen (呂國臣), director of the bureau’s Weather Forecast Center, said that between Dec. 1-26, the average temperature around Taiwan was 21.4 degrees Celsius, the highest level since the CWB started setting up weather monitoring stations in 1897.

The temperature was about 2.4 degrees higher than the average for December as recorded by the bureau, Lu said.

According to the CWB, 15 out of its 18 monitoring stations recorded the highest December temperatures, in particular in southern Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

Winter’s first continental cold air mass to hit Taiwan

Date: December 15, 2018
By Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low

Pedestrians walk across an intersection in downtown Taipei. According to Central Weather Bureau, the first continental cold air mass for this winter will arrive in Taiwan Sunday afternoon, with temperatures as low as 12 degrees Celsius expected in northern regions early next week. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) – The first continental cold air mass for this winter will arrive in Taiwan Sunday afternoon, with temperatures as low as 12 degrees Celsius expected in northern regions early next week, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.

On Monday, the mercury will drop significantly in northern Taiwan as well as in Yilan and Hualien and bring cold temperatures at night and in the early morning to central and southern Taiwan as well as Taitung in the east, the bureau said.

In the early morning of Tuesday, temperatures are forecast to dip to 12-13 degrees in northern and northeastern Taiwan, 14-15 degrees in the central parts of the island and Hualien, and 16 degrees in the south and Taitung, according to the CWB.

The weather will warm up later in the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures expected to reach over 20 degrees, the bureau said.    [FULL  STORY]