Taiwan Weather

The Tropic of Cancer runs straight through the middle of Taiwan bringing with it tropical and subtropical weather. Taiwan has similiar climate with Hainan, Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces. It typically presents an average temperature of 22C (71.6F) all year round. There is no severe cold in winter, but the weather in summer is brutally hot and of high humidity.  Generally, November to the next April is the best timing to tour there with regards to temperature and humidity.

The annual average temperature of the northern part is around 21.7C (71F) while is around 24.1C (75F) in the southern part. The coldest months are from January to March with the lowest temperature to about 10C (50F). In some rare cases, there will be frost or snow on the high mountain. The hottest months are from June to August with the highest temperature up to around 38C (100F). The average temperature of the rest months is around 25C (77F).

Taiwan is of a humid climate. The northern part, middle mountain area and western plain are abundant with rainfalls in different periods. June to October is the typhoon season in Taiwan, with July to September offering the most activities to experience. The months with the most rainy days are in plum rain season in May and June while thundershower mostly came in the afternoons in summer.

7-Day Taipei Weather Forecast


Averages for Taiwan Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Taiwan
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Taiwan
Average Temperatures of Taiwan
Average Temperatures Graph for Taiwan

Detailed Tainan weather information about the rainfall.

Average Data Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
Rain (in) 0.7 1.0 1.6 3.1 8.0 17.5
Rain (mm) 20 25 40 80 205 445

Average Data July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain (in) 16.0 14.1 8.2 0.9 0.8 1.0
Rain (mm) 410 360 210 25 20 25

- Last modified on Dec. 16, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Taiwan Weather
Asked by Susan from SINGAPORE | Dec. 15, 2018 23:42Reply
Any good itinerary during visit to Taiwan in end February?
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Answered by Isaac from RUSSIA | Dec. 16, 2018 23:50

First of all, the weather in Feb. would be warm and moist. It will be a good time for sightseeing. How long will you stay in Taiwan? And which are your favorite cities? Then I can find an appropriate itinerary for you. :)
Asked by Melissa from SINGAPORE | Dec. 10, 2018 00:53Reply
I’ll be visiting Kaohsiung from 27-30th May next year. How’s the weather like?
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Answered by William from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 10, 2018 17:55

It would be very hot and the temperature ranges from 25 - 30C. So wear the cool summer clothes when you visit.
Asked by Tjek from INDONESIA | Dec. 08, 2018 22:00Reply
I noted every day is raining from mid to end Dec 2018 in Taipei.
Is it the whole day rain and still ok to visit Taiwan at that period?
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Answered by Jane from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 19:32

Yes, it has more rainy days in this month but it is drizzle. So it is OK to visit. It won't influence the sightseeing a lot. Don't worry.
Asked by Cheong YK from MALAYSIA | Dec. 03, 2018 18:16Reply
Is it advice to travel to Alishan Taiwan during X’mas & 1st week of January?
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Answered by Hook from USA | Dec. 04, 2018 22:39

To be honest, you are not advised to visit there in winter because it would be very cold. If you are not afraid of the coldness, you can go.
Asked by Pin from SINGAPORE | Dec. 03, 2018 15:19Reply
What are the chances of typhoon in Taiwan, in the month of Aug?
Thinking of a hike but afraid will be hit by typhoon
Answers (1)
Answered by Kent from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 17:27

Generally speaking, August is the typhoon season so you need to pay attention to the weather change and avoid hiking in this season.
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