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Best Time to Visit Taiwan in 2024 for Festivals, Hiking, City Exploration. Taiwan Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Taiwan

  • Optimal: October to December (cooler weather and less rainfall).
  • For festivals: February and March.
  • Other favorable months: April, May, and September.

Geography facts

  • Location: East Asia, in the Western Pacific Ocean.
  • Area: 36,193 km².
  • Borders: No land borders; nearby countries include China, Japan, and the Philippines.
  • Landscape: Mostly mountainous in the east with flat to gently rolling plains in the west. Highest point: Yu Shan (Jade Mountain) at 3,952 meters.

Climate

  • General: Tropical marine; rainy season from June to August.
  • North: Subtropical, more rainfall.
  • South: Tropical, warmer, and relatively drier.
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Temperature: Northern regions average +15°C (59°F) to +18°C (64°F); Southern regions around +20°C (68°F).
  • Precipitation: 70 mm, typically 10 rainy days.
  • Activities: Ideal for visiting hot springs in Beitou and hiking in Yangmingshan National Park.

February

  • Temperature: Ranges from +15°C (59°F) in the north to +21°C (70°F) in the south.
  • Precipitation: 80 mm with around 11 rainy days.
  • Activities: Attend the Lantern Festival in Pingxi and enjoy the blossom season in Alishan.
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March

  • Temperature: Average +18°C (64°F) to +23°C (73°F).
  • Precipitation: 90 mm, typically 12 rainy days.
  • Activities: Cherry blossoms in Wuling Farm and tea picking in the tea plantations of Maokong.

April

  • Temperature: Northern Taiwan around +20°C (68°F), Southern Taiwan around +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 95 mm with 13 rainy days.
  • Activities: Explore Taroko Gorge and enjoy spring flowers at Yangmingshan.

May

  • Temperature: +24°C (75°F) to +28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: 150 mm, around 14 rainy days.
  • Activities: Visit Sun Moon Lake and take part in the Dragon Boat Festival.

June

  • Temperature: +27°C (81°F) to +30°C (86°F).
  • Precipitation: 230 mm with 16 rainy days.
  • Activities: Experience the bustling night markets of Taipei and Kaohsiung.

The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Temperature: Hot and humid, +28°C (82°F) to +33°C (91°F).
  • Precipitation: 200 mm, around 15 rainy days.
  • Activities: Beach activities in Kenting National Park and enjoy summer festivals.

August

  • Temperature: +28°C (82°F) to +32°C (90°F).
  • Precipitation: 220 mm with 16 rainy days.
  • Activities: Dive and snorkel in Green Island and explore the historical sites in Tainan.

September

  • Temperature: +27°C (81°F) to +31°C (88°F).
  • Precipitation: 150 mm with around 13 rainy days.
  • Activities: Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and hike in Alishan.
Taiwan (c) pixy.org

October

  • Temperature: Cooler, +24°C (75°F) to +28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: 90 mm with 10 rainy days.
  • Activities: Enjoy the Double Ten Day celebrations and visit Taipei 101.

November

  • Temperature: +21°C (70°F) to +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 60 mm with 8 rainy days.
  • Activities: Explore the night markets and hike in Taroko Gorge.

December

  • Temperature: +18°C (64°F) to +22°C (72°F).
  • Precipitation: 50 mm with 7 rainy days.
  • Activities: Visit the thermal springs in Jiaoxi and enjoy Christmas events in the cities.

Taiwan offers a variety of activities throughout the year, from festivals and cultural events to outdoor adventures and city explorations. October to December are ideal months to visit for comfortable weather and fewer crowds, making it a great time to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Taiwan.

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