China - Taiwan Province

China - Severe weather (Taiwan CWB, CatNat, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 January 2021)

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  • Severe weather, including heavy snowfalls and very low temperature have been affecting Taiwan Island (particularly northern and western areas) since 8 January, resulting in a number of casualties due to the cold weather.
  • Media reports, as of 12 January, 18 fatalities, of which 7 in the capital Taipei, 8 in the neighboring New Taipei, 2 in Taoyuan Town, and one more in Keelung Town. 4 additional people are feared dead across Yunlin County (western Taiwan Island).
  • Over the next 24 hours, no more snowfalls and low temperature are forecast over the whole Taiwan Island.