Dense fog shuts down Keelung Harbor temporarily
Thick fog temporarily closed Keelung Harbor on February 22 due to an approaching front, reducing visibility to less than 1.2 kilometers. The Port of Keelung temporarily suspended ship entry and exit until the fog dissipated at 8:04 a.m., affecting one inbound ship.
Dense fog advisory strands thousands in Kinmen
The Central Weather Administration issued a dense fog advisory for Kinmen and Taiwan’s northern regions, leading to flight cancellations and stranded travelers. The fog caused disruptions to transportation, with flights being canceled and evacuation operations affected.
Taiwan braces for rain and chills ahead
Stay updated on the significant weather shift in Taiwan starting this Thursday, with rain in the northeast and temperatures dropping to 15°C. Highs above 27°C in the south, but expect a cool down. Northeastern monsoon to bring rain and lower temps. Central and south to see minimal impact with highs of 27-31°C. More rain expected over the weekend, followed by a cold wave next week.
Northern and eastern Taiwan to hit 30°C: CWA
Stay informed about the latest weather updates in Taiwan as the Central Weather Administration predicts soaring temperatures in the north and east regions. Be prepared for scattered showers in eastern Taiwan and the Hengchun Peninsula, with significant day-and-night temperature variations. Stay ahead of the weather changes with overcast conditions and occasional showers expected in the north and east.
Taiwan enjoys warm weather as south winds prevail
Stay up to date with the latest weather forecast for Taipei and Taiwan. Expect clear skies with brief showers in select areas, as temperatures range from 26 to 32 degrees Celsius. Anticipate stable weather conditions due to an ＂Anticyclone Reverse Flow System,＂ with potential fog in western regions. Prepare for short-lived rainfall from Thursday to next Tuesday, followed by a surge in cloud cover and cooler temperatures. Keep an eye on the weather reports for the most accurate updates.
Warm and sunny start to the week for Taiwan
Stay updated on the weather forecast in Taiwan this week. Expect warm temperatures on Monday, with a chance of scattered showers in certain regions. Cooler weather is anticipated by Thursday, followed by a cooling trend towards the weekend due to the strengthening northeasterly monsoon.
North to South: A limpse of Taiwan’s varied weekend weather
Stay up to date with the latest weather forecast in Taiwan. Expect varying temperatures across the island, with northern regions reaching 24°C, central areas 27°C, southern regions 28°C, and eastern territories 23°C. Cloudy weather with scattered showers predicted, with nighttime fog in western regions. Temperatures on Sunday to range from 14-30°C, with significant day-night differences. Stay prepared for increasing temperatures from Monday to Wednesday. A new front on Thursday may bring rain and cooler temperatures. Weather report authorized by the Weather Risk Facebook Page.
Tokyo cherry blossoms to bloom early on March 23
The Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) has announced its fourth forecast for the cherry blossom season in 2024, predicting that blossoms in Tokyo will start opening on March 23 and reach full bloom on March 30. The JMC attributes the earlier bloom dates to higher-than-normal temperatures this year. In Kyoto, sakura is expected to start blooming on March 24 and reach peak bloom on April 1, according to the JMC’s estimation. The latest forecast also suggests that Northern Japan will see the blossom a day or two earlier compared to the previous forecast, while there will be a delay of one to two days for many areas in Eastern and Western Japan. The JMC anticipates the earliest blossoms to appear in Kochi on March 20, followed by areas such as Kanto Koushin, Tokai, and Kyushu. Additionally, Weathernews, a private weather information provider, has released its ＂third sakura bloom forecast,＂ which aligns with the JMC’s prediction of an earlier bloom period this year, particularly in the Hokuriku Region and Northern Japan, where it will start over a week ahead of schedule.
Chilly spell ends: Taiwan to bask in 30°C weekend warmth
The Central Weather Administration (CWA) reports that northern and northeastern Taiwan experienced temperatures between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius on Feb. 16, due to the influence of the northeast monsoon. However, a warm-up is expected over the weekend. Starting from Sunday, the weather will trend towards being excessively warm, with only a few brief showers expected on the east coast and Hengchun Peninsula. Meteorological experts predict that warm south winds will stabilize the weather next week, with clear skies and high temperatures likely to exceed 30 degrees Celsius. The CWA anticipates a front approaching by Wednesday next week, which may bring increased moisture to eastern regions and mountain areas of the north, resulting in brief, localized showers. Other areas will experience partly cloudy to clear weather. Until the arrival of the new front, the overall climate will remain warm, providing a good opportunity to enjoy the sunshine.
Northeast monsoon cools down Taiwan with chilly temperatures
The northeastern monsoon has brought cooler temperatures across Taiwan, with lows of 12-13 degrees Celsius in the north. Southern and central regions, as well as eastern areas, are slightly warmer with temperatures ranging from 14 to 17 degrees. WeatherRisk predicts daytime highs of 15-17 degrees in the north, 21-25 degrees in the center, 24-27 degrees in the south, and 18-23 degrees in the east. Tomorrow, as the northeast monsoon weakens, all areas are expected to see improving conditions and largely sunny to partially cloudy weather. Radiation cooling will drive down temperatures to around 12 degrees in the north. Temperatures around the country will gradually rise next week, with southern and central Taiwan potentially reaching 30 degrees by next Wednesday, and the north and east seeing highs between 27 and 28 degrees. However, a front approaching next Thursday may bring brief local showers in the northern and eastern halves of the island, while conditions in most other places are forecast to remain largely cloudy to sunny.
Northern Taiwan to feel chill as monsoon intensifies
Get the latest weather forecast for Taiwan on Thursday, with cooler temperatures and brief showers expected in eastern regions, Hengchun Peninsula, and northern hills. The Matsu area will also experience intermittent showers. As a front passes and the northeastern monsoon intensifies, cold weather will sweep across the north and northeast parts of Taiwan, bringing brief showers to these regions as well as the east and Hengchun Peninsula. Daytime temperatures will range from 25 to 29 degrees Celsius, with the south mountainous area possibly reaching 29-30 degrees. Night temperatures in the north and northeast will drop to 13-15 degrees, while other areas will hover between 16-19 degrees. On Friday morning, there will be a significant temperature drop in northern Taiwan as the front passes and the northeast monsoon strengthens. Saturday morning will see a decrease in temperatures due to radiative cooling, but northern Taiwan’s temperature will rebound during the day. From Sunday to next Tuesday, the western regions will experience large temperature differences between day and night, with cloudy to clear weather. On Wednesday, a brief shower is projected for the east and northern mountainous regions as a front approaches, while other areas will continue to enjoy sunny weather. Stay informed and plan your activities accordingly.
Taiwan braces for chilly weather as cold front moves in
Get the latest weather forecast for Taiwan as a mainland cold front moves southward. Expect cold and damp conditions, with morning temperatures ranging between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperatures will reach only 17 to 20 degrees in the north and eastern regions, while the central, southern sectors, and Taitung can expect warmer temperatures of 23 to 27 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is expected across Taiwan, with broad, persistent rainfall in the north and localized, brief showers in other areas. There is a possibility of snow or sleet in high-altitude areas, particularly on Lunar New Year’s Eve. The weather will stabilize on the second and third days of the lunar year, with gradually warming temperatures. Stay prepared and carry rain gear when venturing outdoors.
Taiwan braces for rainy start to Lunar New Year celebrations
Taiwan is expected to experience gloomy and rainy weather from the eve of the Lunar New Year on Thursday to New Year’s Day on Friday, according to meteorologist Peng Chi-ming. The weather is expected to improve from February 10 to February 12. Windward areas, including Taoyuan, Greater Taipei, Keelung’s North Coast, eastern parts of Yilan and Hualien, and the Hengchun Peninsula, are likely to receive rainfall due to the impact of the northeast monsoon. The central and southern mountainous areas may witness sporadic showers with more cloud coverage in the plains. The southwestern monsoon will intensify rainfall north of Taichung and in Yilan from Tuesday night until Wednesday, with the northern and northeastern mountainous areas receiving the most rain. The entire island will experience showers and heavy rain, especially in the central and northern regions, Yilan, and Hualien, between the eve of the Lunar New Year and New Year’s Day. Rainfall will gradually decrease from the evening of February 8, but showers may potentially occur throughout the day on February 9. The weather will gradually improve beginning on New Year’s Day, with the western half of Taiwan turning partly cloudy to sunny. However, the eastern half will still see an increased amount of clouds with occasional showers. Weather conditions are expected to enhance further from the second to the third day of the Lunar New Year, potentially resulting in clear skies in the western half and partly cloudy to clear skies in the eastern half. In terms of temperatures, the north, northeast, and mountain regions will experience the coldest weather on New Year’s Day, with lows between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. The southern and eastern regions of Hualien and Taitung will have lows of 12 to 14 degrees, with temperatures slowly warming thereafter.
Northern Taiwan braces for chilly Lunar New Year’s Eve
Prepare for cooler, rainy weather in northern Taiwan before Lunar New Year’s Eve, followed by clear skies from New Year’s Day through the fifth day of the new year. Temperatures will steadily drop, possibly dipping below 10 Celsius degrees as New Year’s Eve approaches, due to a cold air mass from the continent. Conditions will gradually improve to partly sunny with a chance of local brief rain in the eastern half of the island. Temperatures range from 12 to 19 degrees in the north, 13 to 25 in the central region, 16 to 29 in the south, and 15 to 26 in the east. On New Year’s Day, weather will turn clear and dry, but the morning of the next day will see temperatures fall to their lowest, with some flat areas experiencing temperatures below 10 degrees.
Brief showers expected in northern Taiwan
Weather experts have warned that a weak northeast monsoon will briefly impact Taiwan, resulting in temporary showers in the northern and eastern regions. Coastal winds will increase and central and southern regions will experience slightly cooler temperatures, but the effects are not significant. The weekend weather will return to warm and stable conditions. As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, scattered early showers may occur in the north and center regions. On Monday, there may be brief showers across Taiwan with a decrease in high temperatures as a front passes. Starting from Tuesday next week, the weather will transition to a northeast monsoon pattern, but the incoming cold air is not strong and will mainly affect daytime temperatures on the windward side. From Wednesday evening to New Year’s Eve on Thursday next week, the South China rain area will move eastward, resulting in widespread rain nationwide and significantly lower temperatures.
Northeastern monsoon to cool Lunar New Year celebrations
Get the latest weather forecast for Taipei during the Lunar New Year period. Meteorology experts predict a drop in temperatures due to the incoming northeastern monsoon, with temperatures potentially dipping into the low 20s. Stay prepared and keep your heavy coats handy as you celebrate the new year.
Taiwan to enjoy spring-like warmth with rising temperatures
Get the latest weather forecast for Taiwan from Meteorologist Wu Der-rong. Temperatures will rise throughout the week, reaching 30 degrees Celsius in the south. While the north will see highs of 25 degrees during the day, mornings and evenings will remain cooler. Expect temperatures of 12-22 degrees in the north, 12-25 degrees in central regions, and 13-27 degrees in the south. Starting Tuesday, wind direction will change, bringing stable sunny weather to the west and occasional showers to the east. A small northeast wind on Friday may cause localized rain and a slight drop in temperature in the north. Spring-like temperatures will return on the weekend, with sunny weather in the west and possible showers in the east. Stay tuned for updates on the next cold snap.
Taiwan braces for cold snap with warming trend on horizon
Taiwan’s northern and northeastern regions are experiencing cold temperatures, with the mercury hovering around 10 degrees Celsius or lower. Despite a weakening cold wave, warmer weather is expected next week. The Central Weather Administration has issued a cold warning for 17 cities, urging residents to take precautions. Friday’s humidity will decrease, with mostly sunny to cloudy weather in regions south of Hsinchu. However, areas facing the wind, such as the northern coast of Keelung, parts of the east, the Hengchun Peninsula, and the mountainous areas of Taipei, may still see localized rain. Former CWA Weather Forecast Center director Daniel Wu predicts a wind transition from northeastern to easterly and then southeasterly from Monday to Thursday, leading to a daily rise in temperature. This shift will bring clear weather in the west and sporadic, brief rain in the east, with the possibility of fog in western regions and surrounding Kinmen and Matsu islands.
Taiwan’s flower market hit by cold weather
Taipei’s flower market is experiencing a nearly 30% reduction in certain flowers due to the recent colder weather and damp conditions. The Chairman of Taipei Flowers Auction, Li Ming-tsung, predicts that flower prices will rise by an average of 5% this year, citing inflation as the main cause. For example, the cost of a bouquet of lilies, typically priced at NT$250, could increase to between NT$600 and NT$700 during the Lunar New Year, with prices peaking at up to NT$1,000. In preparation for the Lunar New Year, the Taipei Flower Market will extend its opening hours to 3 p.m. and remain open for a total of 108 hours, expecting to supply around 904,000 bouquets.
Taipingshan visitors brave cold weather for winter thrills
Visitors to Taipingshan mountain in Yilan braved the -3 degrees Celsius temperatures to frolic shirtless in the snow. Despite the cold, the atmosphere remained chilly enough for visitors to enjoy their winter sojourn. The popular mountain tram is back in operation after maintenance work, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery again.
Taiwan’s cold snap leads to food delivery dilemmas
Residents in Taiwan are facing difficulties in getting food delivery services due to persistently low temperatures. The Central Weather Administration issued a cold weather warning, with the lowest temperature dropping to eight degrees Celsius across the country. As a result, many people have chosen to stay indoors, leading to a surge in online complaints about limited delivery options and self-pickup only. Some speculate that couriers are avoiding orders due to the cold weather and low delivery fees, which are as low as NT＄30-40 per delivery. This has prompted discussions about the need for higher wages and better working conditions for couriers.
Taiwan reports 53 OHCA deaths amidst cold snap
53 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) deaths have been reported in Taiwan as of Jan. 23, according to the National Fire Agency (NFA). The NFA highlights that although there is no direct evidence linking these deaths to the cold weather, lower temperatures do increase the risk of sudden death. In Taipei City, six people experienced OHCA and were taken to medical facilities, but only one person was successfully revived. The average age of the victims was 80. Similarly, New Taipei City recorded eight OHCAs, with only three survivors. Authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant, especially older adults and those with chronic illnesses, emphasizing the importance of staying warm.
Tainan Mayor grants schools autonomy amid cold snap
Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che has given schools in the city the authority to determine their own holiday schedules based on student count and weather conditions. While winter vacation has already started for junior high and elementary schools, students attending tutoring and after-school programs will continue classes unless the schools themselves decide to give them days off. The Tainan City Government is also taking steps to support the homeless population by providing warm clothing and hot meals. They have urged the homeless to seek shelter in available accommodations, with adequate bed spaces promised. Currently, there are 219 registered homeless people in Tainan City, with 130 living on the streets and the rest placed in local facilities. Rehabilitation centers have been set up in the South District and Xinying District to provide support and help these individuals rebuild their lives.
Cold front in Taiwan linked to fatal cardiac arrests
A cold front in Taiwan has been linked to five fatal cases of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in the Keelung region. Victims’ ages ranged from 52 to 97. The Keelung City Fire Department reported a total of five emergency rescue cases of OHCA, with two males and three females affected. It is unclear whether the cold weather was the cause of these emergencies. Temperatures dropped to 6-8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning, prompting the fire department to urge the public to prioritize warmth and guard against the risks posed by the low temperatures. The Central Weather Administration (CWA) reported temperatures of 6-8 degrees in areas north of central Taiwan and Yilan, and 9-12 degrees in southern Taiwan and Hualien-Taitung regions. The whole island may experience regional short-term rain due to moisture from southern China, with heavier rainfall expected in Keelung, the northern coast, and the mountainous area of Taipei city. New Taipei, Taipei, and Yi-lan may also be affected by heavy rains.
Snowfall, hail hit Yangmingshan amid Taiwan’s cold wave
Proactive citizens in Taiwan brace for an intense cold wave, as the Yangmingshan Anbu Weather Station and other areas experience notable accumulations of snow. The coldest period of this strongest cold wave falls on Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures ranging from 5℃ to 14℃. The Central Weather Administration reports hail, followed by rain mixed with snow, and a depth of one centimeter of accumulated snow by 6 a.m. Dress warmly and prioritize safety while driving, especially for those venturing uphill to enjoy the snow scenes. A gradual warming trend is expected to begin on Thursday.