Weather

Heavy rain warning issued for every Taiwan municipality on main island

Hsinchu City and County, Miaoli County, and Taichung City issued extremely heavy rain warnings

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/08/19
By: Scott Morgan,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning, affecting every municipality on Taiwan’s main island at 3.45 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Hsinchu City and County, Miali County, and Taichung City are issued extremely heavy rain warnings for today.

Taiwan’s weather overnight will be mild, with maximum temperatures in central, east, and north areas, as well as the outlying islands to be between 29 and 31 degrees Celsius. It will be slightly milder in the south, with maximum temperatures expected to be between 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.    [FULL  STORY]

Airlines Cancel More Than 200 Flights as Typhoon Nears Taiwan

Central Weather Bureau warns of strong winds, heavy rains
Local governments, including Taipei, to shut offices, schools

Bloomberg
Date: July 10, 2018
By: Adela Lin

Source: NOAA

Taiwan warned businesses and schools to prepare for extreme conditions as Severe Typhoon Maria closes in on the island, disrupting flights and curtailing futures trading.

The typhoon could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan, Central Weather Bureau said in statement on Tuesday. Several local governments in the northern Taiwan including Taipei City, the island’s political and business capital, have announced closures of offices and schools from 4 p.m. Airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Air China Ltd. and EVA Airways Corp., have canceled 161 international flights and 117 on domestic routes as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Taipei-based Civil Aeronautics Administration said by text message.

Taiwan Futures Exchange said there would be no after-hours trading Tuesday.

The weather authority issued a sea warning and a land warning Monday, advising residents to take precautionary measures given risks of floods and landslides. It is currently unclear whether the storm will make direct landfall in Taiwan. The weather bureau forecasts it to be at its closest on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday.    [FULL  STORY]

Premier oversees typhoon preparations

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-07-10

Premier William Lai is overseeing the government’s preparations as

Premier William Lai (center) inspects the Central Disaster Emergency Operation Center on Tuesday as Typhoon Maria approaches Taiwan. (Photo by CNA)

Typhoon Maria nears Taiwan. With the storm expected to hit Tuesday evening, the premier called on the public and local officials to be on the alert.

With just hours to go before Typhoon Maria’s expected arrival on Tuesday, Premier William Lai headed to the government’s disaster response center.

There, the premier received briefings on the storm’s latest movements and on the work government agencies have done to prepare.

Lai said the typhoon is expected to bring powerful winds and heavy downpours to the north, northeast, and central regions of Taiwan. He said the disaster response center must raise the alertness of the public and local officials ahead of the storm. He also said the center must give assistance to local governments if called on.   [FULL  STORY]

Typhoon Maria downgraded from super typhoon just before hitting Taiwan

Storm still poses serious threat to Northern and Central Taiwan, Matsu

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/07/10
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just as its outer rim touched Taiwan Tuesday

Preparations for Typhoon Maria in Taipei. (By Central News Agency)

evening, Super Typhoon Maria was downgraded to Typhoon Maria as a result of unfavorable sea temperatures, the Central Weather Bureau said.

By 6:15 p.m, the eye of the storm was located 290 kilometers east of Yilan and heading west-northwest at a speed of 31 km per hour. The highest windspeed near its center was 173 kph, with gusts of up to 209 kph, while still strong no longer enough to qualify as a super typhoon, experts said.    [FULL  STORY]

Taiwan News: Typhoon Maria Set to Strike, Land Warnings in Effect

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The News Lens
Date: 2018/07/10
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

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Both land and sea warnings are now in effect for Super Typhoon Maria as the storm continues to move towards northern Taiwan.

The Category 5 storm is currently located 520km east of Yilan and is moving in a west-northwesterly direction at 28km/h. Maria has a radius of 280km and is packing maximum sustained winds of 191km/h, with gusts of up to 234km/h.

The land warning covers Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Nantou, Yilan, and Hualien.

The storm is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Yilan areas from later today through tomorrow. Reports say Maria could bring between 40cm and 55cm of rain to the greater Taipei area over that period. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is also forecast for mountainous areas in central Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

New Taipei City declares Wednesday a day off due to Typhoon Maria

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/07/10
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government on Tuesday night declared July 11 (Wednesday) to be a day off due to Typhoon Maria, which the city government said would reach the standard for taking the day off.

Some cities and counties in Taiwan have declared Wednesday to be a day off, which means there will be no work or classes, to brace for the typhoon. The cities and counties include New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Yilan County, and the offshore county of Lienchiang County (Matsu).

However, Taipei City and Keelung City have not made a similar announcement.    [SOURCE]

Tropical storm downgraded to depression, but still rain in Taiwan until June 12

Strong waves possible along the east coast

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/09
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While Tropical Storm Ewiniar has been downgraded to a

Rain expected until June 12. (By Central News Agency)

tropical depression, rain is still expected to hit Taiwan until next Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Another tropical storm, Maliksi, was situated 700 kilometers east of Taiwan over the Pacific Saturday afternoon, but was expected to move away in a northeasterly direction to pass east of Japan. Visitors to the east coast and to the Keelung area were cautioned to look out for strong waves.

Ewiniar was expected to link up with a rain front over northern Taiwan and bring rain to most of the island on Sunday evening and Monday, the Central News Agency reported. Despite the rain, temperatures would stay high around 32 to 34 degrees Celsius, forecasters said.    [FULL  STORY]

Tropical Storm Ewiniar will bring rain to Southern and Eastern Taiwan

Storm to head for Hainan, but will be followed soon by Tropical Storm Maliksi

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm Ewiniar to cause rain in south and east (image courtesy of Central Weather Bureau).

Ewiniar Sunday is expected to end fears of a drought in Southern and Eastern Taiwan, even though it will not directly hit the island.

The low-pressure area over the South China Sea turned into a depression at 8 a.m. Saturday, and is forecast to be upgraded to a full-blown tropical storm on Sunday, the Liberty Times reported.

If it maintains its course and speed, Ewiniar will eventually reach the Chinese island of Hainan. While it was not expected to head for Taiwan, the weather on the east coast and in the south would be affected, experts said.

For those parts of Taiwan, the rain from the storm could actually spell relief rather than disaster, as there had been fears of a drought following the near-absence of the plum rain season.    [FULL  STORY]

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.

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)

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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