Weather

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.
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Heavy rain expected in northern Taiwan

The China Post
Date: Jan. 6, 201967

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain advisory for the three northern Taiwan cities of Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung on Jan. 6, as northerly winds strengthened.

The bureau predicted there’s a 40 percent to 60 percent chance that the areas north of Taoyuan and Yilan County will receive rain on Sunday.

Heavy rain is expected in the northern coast of Keelung and in the mountains in Greater Taipei, the bureau forecast.    [SOURCE]

Cold weather, good air forecast for weekend

The China Post
Date: Dec. 29, 2018

Pedestrians wander through Taipei streets amid reports that a strong continental cold air mass passed over Taiwan on Dec. 29. The cold wave brought temperatures down to 11-12 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and 13-16 degrees in the rest of the country. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) — A strong continental cold air mass passing over Taiwan will affect the island the most on Dec. 29, but good air is expected across the island, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

The cold wave brought temperatures down to 11-12 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan and 13-16 degrees in the rest of the country early Saturday morning, CWB said.

During the daytime, the mercury is expected to rise to 13-15 degrees in the north and 22-24 degrees in central and southern Taiwan, the bureau said.

It urged the public to keep warm due to the big difference between daytime and nighttime temperature.    [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]

Cold air system could send mercury to 12 degrees in Taiwan next week

The China Post
Date: Dec. 22, 2018

A cold air system is expected to set in next week and send temperatures to as low as 12 degrees Celsius in Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday. (NOWnews file)

TAIPEI (CNA) – A cold air system is expected to set in next week and send temperatures to as low as 12 degrees Celsius in Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.

After warm and comfortable weather this week, Taiwan is expected to experience frigid conditions next week as a cold air system is forecast to move southward toward Taiwan, and will bring low temperatures, particularly in the northern part of the country, the CWB said.

According to the CWB, rain is possible along with the cold air, and the mercury in northern and northeastern Taiwan is expected to fall to as low as 12 degrees next Thursday.

In central and southern Taiwan, temperatures are forecast to fall to 14-16 degrees on Thursday, the CWB said, adding that such cool weather will likely continue until next Saturday, when the strength of the cold air fades to push up the mercury.
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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]

Mercury in N. Taiwan to plunge down 11 degrees by Monday

Next cold air wave will cause temperature in northern Taiwan to drop down to 11 degrees Celsius by Monday

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/14
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]

Mercury forecast to rise Tuesday as wind system weakens

Radio Taiwan International
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]

Northeast monsoon to bring cold, wet weather to N. Taiwan through weekend

Northern Taiwan to see cold, wet weather throughout the weekend as northeast monsoon howls

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/12/07
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]

Balmy weather forecast for Taiwan Sunday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/02
By: Wang Shu-feng and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The weather around Taiwan will be cloudy to sunny on Sunday, with highs reaching 30 degrees Celsius in parts of the island, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast.

Daytime temperatures are expected to be warm, with highs to reach 29-30 degrees in the western parts of Taiwan, and 27-28 degrees in the east.

However, lows could dive to about 18-19 degrees in areas north of central Taiwan and the northeast, and 20-21 degrees in other parts, according to the CWB.

The weather is forecast to see little change on Monday and Tuesday, with daytime temperatures to remain warm before a weak front passes through the sea off northern Taiwan Tuesday night when winds from the northeast are expected to intensify, bringing sporadic rain to the north.    [FULL  STORY]