If you are planning a trip to Taipei, you need to take note on which season you are traveling in.
Taiwan is a sub tropical country, and therefore you will experience 4 distinct seasons. And each season has its own weather conditions you need to be aware of so you can prepare for them.
Taipei can have some pretty extreme weather from time to time, so don’t get stuck in bad weather! or at least be ready for it when you arrive.
Here is a summary snap shot of the average temperature, humidity levels, and precipitation for the entire year in Taipei:
Summers are hot and humid with chance of heavy rainstorms and typhoons.
Typically summer happen from June to September. Bring an umbrella…or better yet bring a poncho because you will get wet!!! Especially if you are caught in a typhoon!
Major festivals during Summer:
Dragon Boat Festival
Hungry Ghost Festival
Autumn starts from late October and lasts until December –around 15 to 20 degrees C / 59 to 68 degrees F).
During this time the weather is dryer with less rain. A very pleasant time to visit Taipei City.
Major festivals during Autumn:
Winter happens between January to February and usually the temperature will be around 10 to 20 degrees C / 50 to 68 degrees F.
Similarly with Hong Kong although it may not sound too cold, it is advisable to bring a jacket as it is dry cold weather that comes from the sea and most buildings such as restaurants do not have central heating.
Major festivals during Winter:
Founding of the Republic of China
Chinese New Year
Spring happens between February to April. Weather is generally okay, but is usually damp with cloudy periods.
Major festivals during Spring:
Goddess Mazu pilgrimage
What Every Traveler Should Know Before Visiting Taipei City
Get more critical information like this on Taipei, such as immigration, taxes, transportation, where to exchange money, emergency contacts and more here in this guide so you can ensure you are well prepared for your trip to Taipei.
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