Sunny skies and high temperatures expected across the country
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]
Under the effects of northeasterly winds, rainy weather is expected across the country through Monday
By: Central News Agency
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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]
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]
The cold and wet weather will continue into Tuesday, Feb. 5
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.
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
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.
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]
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]
Next cold air wave will cause temperature in northern Taiwan to drop down to 11 degrees Celsius by Monday
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
NOAA animated GIF of NW Pacific.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While a northeast monsoon is bringing cold and wet weather to northern Taiwan today, a new cold air wave will cause the mercury to plummet down to 11 degrees Celsius by Monday, according to Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮).
Wu said that the daytime highs in northern Taiwan will only reach between 18 and 19 degrees. As for low temperatures, Wu pointed out that the lowest temperature in Taipei was 16.7 degrees this morning and 15.5 degrees yesterday morning, while New Taipei City’s Sanzhi District saw a low of 14.2 degrees this morning and recorded a low of 13.4 degrees yesterday morning.
Wu said that the coast and mountainous areas in the north and northeast will see heavy rain today, while there will also be local showers in the greater Taipei basin. He said the main cause is that the northeast monsoon has been affected by topographic uplift.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today has issued a heavy rain advisory for four counties and cities in northern Taiwan, including Taipei city, New Taipei City, Keelung City, and Yilan County. At the same time, it has also issued a strong wind advisory (over land) for all of Taiwan, except for Nantou County and Chiayi City. [FULL STORY]
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Date: December 11, 2018
Pedestrians walk across a Taipei street. According to the CWB, night temperatures are forecast to fall to 18-21 degrees across Taiwan late Tuesday, while the monsoon is expected to bring rain to northern areas. (NOWnews file photo)
TAIPEI (CNA) – The temperature is forecast to rise during the daytime Tuesday with the northeast monsoon weakening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The CWB said daytime highs are expected to rise by 1-2 degrees Celsius from a day earlier on Tuesday with the mercury forecast to range from 24-25 degrees in northern Taiwan, 26-27 degrees in central areas and 29-30 degrees in the south.
However, another wave of the northeast monsoon is expected to arrive Tuesday night and the CWB urged the public to remain alert over the day to night temperature differential.
According to the CWB, night temperatures are forecast to fall to 18-21 degrees across Taiwan late Tuesday, while the monsoon is expected to bring rain to northern areas, in particular, the greater Taipei area, and people are advised to take an umbrella if they go outdoors. [FULL STORY]
Northern Taiwan to see cold, wet weather throughout the weekend as northeast monsoon howls
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
NOAA animated GIF of NW Pacific.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that as a northeast monsoon strengthens, strong winds will be observed on the coastal areas and northern Taiwan will see cold, wet weather throughout the weekend, with lows dipping to 18 degrees Celsius.
As a northeast monsoon lashes Taiwan today, the CWB predicts that cloud cover will increase in northern and eastern Taiwan. The north coast of Keelung and mountainous areas of Taipei and Yilan will have extended periods of rain and will be prone to local heavy downpours. However, central and southern Taiwan will see partly cloud to sunny skies.
The CWB predicts that there is a 70 to 100 percent chance of rain in Taoyuan and areas north, as well as Yilan. The CWB early this morning also issued a heavy rain advisory for Taipei, New Taipei City, and Keelung.
In terms of temperatures, the lowest recorded temperature this morning was 15.8 degrees in Sanzhi and Fuguijiao in New Taipei City. The CWB predicts that during the day, highs will range between 19 and 22 degrees in northern Taiwan, 24 to 26 degrees in eastern Taiwan, and 28 to 30 degrees in central and southern Taiwan. [FULL STORY]