THSR apologizes for massive crowds at Taichung station
The Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) issued an apology for the overcrowding experienced at its Taichung station on Sunday, with some passengers waiting for three hours without boarding. In preparation for the upcoming National Day holiday, the THSR promised to improve passenger guidance, divert passengers accordingly, and enhance crowd control measures.
Roundest moon in a decade for Mid-Autumn Festival
The Taipei Astronomical Museum announces that the 2023 Mid-Autumn Festival will feature the roundest moon in a decade, with peak brightness at 5:57 p.m. This rare occurrence offers you a chance to witness a 100% full and bright moon, a phenomenon that happens only about one in three times on the same day as the festival.
Northeast monsoon to impact Mid-Autumn Festival weather
Taiwan braces for a rainy Mid-Autumn Festival as the northeast monsoon dominates the weather. While central and southern regions offer better moon-watching opportunities, northern Taiwan faces isolated showers. Stay prepared with rain gear.
Taiwan braces for rainfall over Mid-Autumn Festival
Taiwan is preparing for a three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, but may also face heavy rain and a potential typhoon. The Central Weather Bureau predicts rainfall from Oct. 1-2, possibly lasting for five consecutive days.
THSR increases passenger capacity for Mid-Autumn Festival
Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) will increase passenger capacity during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. Nearly half a million tickets have been sold, with high demand for southbound trains on Sept. 28 and 29 and northbound trains on Oct. 1 and 2.
Moisture brings showers to southern and northeastern regions
Stay informed about Taiwan’s weather updates for Wednesday and beyond. Discover the latest on occasional showers, thundershower potential, and more. Get insights into southern Taiwan’s ideal moon-viewing conditions during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Thunderstorms expected in southern Taiwan, rain gear advised
Southern Taiwan is under a thunderstorm warning due to a Pacific high-pressure system. Rain is expected in Greater Taipei later this week, with a potential typhoon on the horizon. Stay updated and prepare for changing weather conditions.
Taiwan sees soaring mooncake sales this year
As boxes of pastries and mooncakes are packaged and transported, clerks at a famous mooncake store at Taipei Main Station rush to deliver products and take customer orders.
Classes no longer suspended in case of student infection
Taiwanese schools implemented health authorities’ new pandemic regulations on Monday, right after the long Mid-Autumn Festival weekend. Starting Sept. 12, classes will no longer be fully suspended if one student is infected with COVID-19. Students will have to take a rapid test, and only the infected students will have to be quarantined.