Sudden chill hits Taiwan rivaling a continental air mass
Taipei experienced a sudden drop in temperature on November 14, with the morning low reaching 15.2 degrees Celsius. This is due to an intense cold air mass moving southward, which is expected to bring temperatures down to around 10 degrees Celsius throughout the week, particularly affecting coastal and plain areas. National Central University Atmospheric Sciences Professor Wu Der-Romg explained that a weather front arrived on Thursday, causing drastic changes in weather conditions. This front is accompanied by an arctic air mass, resulting in the strongest wave of cold air so far this autumn season. Professor Wu expects the impact of the cold air mass to continue until Saturday morning, with a gradual return to normal temperatures exceeding 20 degrees Celsius the following day. However, the Central Weather Administration (CWA) warned of the return of brisk temperatures as a typhoon approaches Taiwan in the coming weeks. The CWA is closely monitoring the tropical depression brewing east of the Philippine Sea, as it may disrupt future weather patterns in Taiwan.
Demand for rainy-day gadgets rises amid typhoon season
Rainy-day gadget sales have grown 20% since July amid the typhoon and monsoon seasons, according to a group buying e-commerce public relations publicist.
Taiwan battles dengue outbreak amid higher temperatures
Taiwan faces a concerning spike in dengue fever cases, with Tainan bearing the brunt of over 80% of the 1,579 cases reported this year. As the nation grapples with rising temperatures and typhoon season, authorities intensify efforts to curb the disease’s spread. Learn about the factors driving the outbreak and essential prevention measures.
Northern Taiwan heads to jointly decide on typhoon day
Moderate Typhoon Khanun, the sixth this season, is on a steady path toward Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced on Wednesday (Aug. 2). The bureau expects to issue a land alert at approximately 5:30 p.m on Wednesday (Aug. 2).