1. Which web browsers are more suitable for viewing the content of the CWB website?

We recommend using recent versions, such as Microsoft IE 6.0, Firefox 1.0.1 or above, to prevent display problems. These versions should provide better compatibility with the CWB website.

2. How frequently is the information on the CWB website updated? Is there any scheduled update time?

The "Forecasts" on the CWB website is issued 4 times daily, updating weather forecasts for various areas of Taiwan, scheduled at 4:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. The actual time may vary as much as 1 hour before or after the 4 scheduled times. The forecast data on the website is updated immediately after issuance. The "Observations," on the other hand, automatically provides instant service and updates on the latest surface observation data such as satellite and radar imagery, precipitation distribution chart, etc. severe weather advisories or earthquake reports will be disseminated in the form of instant messages as the events occur.

3. What should I do if the data I am reading on my browser is out-of-date?

When you are unable to view the latest weather or earthquake information, please try to correct the problem in the following ways:

  • Click "Reload"
  • Click "Tools" -> "Internet Options" -> "Setup" (this may vary by browser) to check if the stored page content is the latest version. -> Select "Reload every time I read the page"
  • Clear the website disk cache of your computer
  • A detailed description of the above methods and other possible causes are as follows:

When you are unable to read the latest information, it might be caused by the following reasons:

4. What display resolution should I choose for the best browsing experience of the CWB website?

Currently all websites of the CWB are best viewed at 1024x768 resolution. If you previously used 800x600 resolutions in viewing our websites, we suggest you change to 1024x768 for a better browsing experience. This will ensure that the entire web page is displayed within the visible screen area.

5. How do I set up CWB website as my browser default home page so I will be taken to the CWB website whenever I open it?

Please enter "http://www.cwb.gov.tw" (without the quotes) in the "Address" column of the "Home Page."