Tag Archives: Weather

Quake

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There I am, just about to get to sleep after fending off jet lag for two nights, and an earthquake comes along and wakes me up. How inconvenient! 6.3 on the Richter scale according the the USGS. Hualien really gets it bad every time! Luckily, […]

Long Time No See

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The phrase ‘long time no see’ is one of the rare exceptions where it seems that English has absorbed a little piece of Chinese. In this case, the grammar. The sentence structure of 好久不見 (hao 3 jiu4 bu4 jian4) is quite unlike anything else in […]

Formoz Festival 2008

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Markus, clearly pulling the wool over the eyes of his client in Seattle, chose the best weekend of live music on the island to return for a few days of business. It kicked off in fine style with an impromptu photo session with insane just-graduated […]

The Chance of Rain : 100%

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Well, it’s been raining for about two weeks now, and I tentatively opened the Taiwan Weather Bureau site to check for the upcoming weekend, and was met with a blank stare of more rain. Fantastic. Except for Friday, where it seems we simply have slightly […]

Typhoon Update

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It was supposed to be the biggest Typhoon in a year, and apart from some plant pots being blown over I am rather disappointed. I say disappointed, and that is probably because I have picked up, somewhat, on the excitement of the locals to having […]

Typhoon Sepat

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I am in great need of a weekend, so it is a bit galling to have the largest Typhoon in a year careering towards the island. Typhoon Sepat, damn you! Still, we have a pile of DVDs, biscuits flown in from the UK, and loads […]

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in … Taiwan

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It has been raining non stop for about one and a half weeks now. Not ‘shower’. None of your English ‘drizzles’. And ‘precipitation’ seems a bit polite for what we are getting here. No, this is angry rain that seems to bounce when it hits […]

Weather Bureau

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After returning (finally!) from Taidong, I thought I’d quickly check the Central Weather Bureau’s web site to check out any geeky stats for what we had just experienced on Green Island and our return passage there. So, some cool maps for your pleasure. Satellite image […]

April Showers

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Taiwan – a small rainy island in the north Pacific – has some similarities to the UK – a small rainy island in the north Atlantic. In the UK, April brings with it that marvellously mischevious weather where it is impossible to guess the required […]

Canned Heat

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The humidity has arrived. There is no escape. … but a fantastic, brilliant mountin bike ride took me to a peak covered in clouds … and it was so cold we were shivering. The weather systems in Taipei are very strange. Indeed, we spent ten […]