Heavy rain advisory issued for 15 cities and counties: Plum rain forecast for next 7 days

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain advisory for large areas of Taiwan, and meteorologists predict periods of heavy rain over the next 7 days as the island comes under the influence of a stationary front and southwest monsoonal winds. A heavy rain advisory was issued at 12:05 pm Friday, June 9, covering Keelung City, New Taipei City, mountain districts of Taoyuan City, Miaoli County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Yilan County, Hualien County and Taitung County. The

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3 people injured as strong winds lash southern Taiwan

At least three people were injured as strong winds in the wake of Typhoon Mawar brought down trees and power poles in several districts of Kaohsiung City today, June 1. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Mawar Wednesday evening as the tropical storm moved away from eastern waters towards Okinawa Japan. However, heavy rain and strong winds persisted in some parts of the island Thursday. At around 8:00 am in Kaohsiung City’s Lingya District, a tree

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Typhoon Mawar to affect Taiwan weather from Tuesday to Friday

Typhoon Mawar is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of Taiwan from Tuesday to Friday, and a marine warning is expected to be announced later today, Monday, May 29. Long waves from the now moderate-level typhoon began to affect the east coast of Taiwan yesterday, Sunday. One person is dead and one remains missing after four people were swept into the ocean in two separate incidents on beaches in Yilan County and Hualien County, yesterday. Meteorologists say the typhoon

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Parts of northern Taiwan on flood alert as rainy season front arrives

Heavy rain began falling in the early hours of the morning in northern Taiwan today, causing floods and power outages in Hsinchu County and Taoyuan City. The Hsinchu County Government declared a level three emergency response after the Central Weather Bureau issued a heavy rain disaster warning at 4:30 am this morning. From 2:00 am, rainfall in 10 cities and townships in Hsinchu County exceeded warning levels. From 3:25 am the maximum hourly rainfall in Hsinchu City reached 106 mm

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Heavy rain brings landslides, flooding to parts of Taiwan

Heavy rain brought by a frontal system pounded northern and central parts of Taiwan from late Wednesday (April 10) to early Thursday (April 20), causing landslides in some mountain districts, and flooding in low lying areas. In Miaoli County’s Dahu Township, a man escaped with slight injuries after his car was hit by rocks that fell onto County Road 62 at 6:20 am. Police responding to reports of the accident found the car partially crushed and the driver, named Zhang

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Drought-parched southern Taiwan prepares for possible flooding as rain front approaches

Municipal leaders in southern cities and counties inspected drainage channels and flood mitigation facilities today, as Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau warned of heavy rain expected to be generated by a front which will pass over the island from Wednesday (April 19) to Friday (April 21). It is hoped that the rain will help alleviate water shortages caused by the worst drought in a century. The CWB said that rain will start to affect the northwest Wednesday afternoon, while increasing and

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Rescue team hikes supplies to more than 300 tourists trapped in mountain resort after landslides block road

Fire Bureau search and rescue personnel hiked 20 kilometers carrying essential supplies to a a group of tourists and employees trapped at a mountain resort in Yilan County after heavy rains caused landslides that blocked access to the area over the weekend. 266 tourists and 37 employees are spending the third day at the Mingchi Villa in the Mingchi National Forest Recreation Area after rains generated by a combination of the northeast monsoon and Tropical Storm Nesat caused at least

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43 people trapped by rising stream: weather bureau warns extremely torrential rain on the way

More than forty people in 17 vehicles are trapped in a streambed at a popular hot springs camping area in a mountain district of Yilan County this morning, and the Central Weather Bureau has issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for the area. Liberty Times Network reported that a large number of tourists camped on the Qingshui River next to the Qingshui Geothermal Recreation Area in Datong Township last night when “unexpectedly” heavy rain began to fall, causing the creek

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Land warning issued as Typhoon Hinnamnor strengthens, approaches northeastern Taiwan

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau issued a land warning for Typhoon Hinnamnor at 2:30 am this morning as the storm circle is expected to brush the northeast coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Yilan County, Taipei, and Keelung starting this evening. The northwest Pacific’s 11th named tropical storm for 2022, and the strongest so far this year, Hinnamnor was located 420 kilometers east-northeast of Point Eluanbi at 8:00 am this morning moving north-northwest at 16 kilometers per hour. The

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Weather Bureau issues maritime warning, rain and wind advisories as Typhoon Hinnamnor hovers

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau issued a sea typhoon warning covering waters to the east, south and north of the island as moderate typhoon Himmanmor hovered around 470 kilometers east of Taiwan’s southernmost point this morning, Friday, September 2. The CWB issued the sea warning at 8:30 am for northeastern waters, eastern waters including Orchid Island and Green Island, and the Bashi Channel. The CWB pointed out that typhoon Himmanmor had weakened to a moderate typhoon with a central pressure of

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Dashcam captures driver fleeing seconds before landslide would have buried him alive

A dashcam video circulating on social media sites shows the moment a driver running back to his car and reversing to safety just seconds before the hillside collapses onto the spot where he had parked his car, today, May 16. Taiwan has seen many rockfalls and landslides after several days of heavy rain under the influence of a rainy season stationary front. At around 1:30 pm this afternoon, Monday, a man named Lin was driving on a backroad used by

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