Climate and monthly weather forecast
Taipei, Taiwan

The National Taiwan University buildings and cloudy skies above the city of Taipei in Taiwan
The National Taiwan University buildings and cloudy skies above the city of Taipei in Taiwan

The climate of Taipei

Belonging to the Köppen Cfa class, Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is characterized by a Humid subtropical environment, void of a dry season. Located in the northern region of the island, Taipei experiences enticing climatic variations throughout the year with its dynamic array of weather phenomena.

Having a close look at the data reveals the sensitivity of Taipei’s temperature to the changing seasons. The average high temperature varies from 19.1°C (66.4°F) in the wintry month of January, slowly elevating to the sultry 34.3°C (93.7°F) peak in July. Conversely, the average low temperature maintains a pattern from an average of 13.9°C (57°F) in January to the balmy 26.3°C (79.3°F) in July. A pattern most clearly seen in the humidity levels substantially adheres to a range from 73% to 80.6%.

Instrumental to Taipei's climate are the rainfall patterns. The city receives a substantial volume of rainfall annually, reaching breathtaking heights between the period of May to September, with the apex being 361mm (14.21") in September. Alongside this, the number of rainy days varies from 11.7 days in December to 15.5 days in March and June. This robust pattern of rainfall renders Taipei a lush, green city immersed in a vibrant subtropical charm.

An important note is the daylight and sunshine hours. Daylight hours peak at 13.7 hours in the months of June and July, while the smallest figure, 10.6 hours, occurs in December. Correspondingly, sunshine hours fluctuate between 2.5 hours in February and 6.1 hours in August. UV index too, sees a notable rise during summer months, with the July and August months witnessing the highest level at 12.

The best time to visit Taipei

From the onset of April to early June, Taipei serves up its finest weather perfect for visitors seeking a superb vacation experience. With an average high temperature escalating from 22.1°C (71.8°F) to 32°C (89.6°F), coupled with a modest rainfall of 178mm (7.01") to 326mm (12.83"), these months present tourists with an ideal blend of warmth and moisture. Given the adequate daylight and sunshine hours averaging between 12 hours to 13.7 hours and 3.1 hours to 4.1 hours respectively, outdoor activities, city tours, and exploration of Taipei’s scenic beauty become an enjoyable affair.

The worst time to visit Taipei

Taipei’s weather can turn particularly adverse from late June to September, making it less favorable for tourism. This period witnesses a significant rise in temperature, with the mercury soaring up to 34.3°C (93.7°F), introducing a formidable level of heat. Moreover, the precipitation levels peak during these months, with a staggering 245mm (9.65") to 361mm (14.21") of rainfall, high humidity levels, and a record of 12 to 15 rainy days per month. The consistently high UV index around 12 does not make it any more inviting for outdoor enthusiasts either.

Spring weather in Taipei

Spring in Taipei, extending from March to May, brings with it moderate warmth and an increasing trend in rainfall. Temperatures sideline themselves between highs of 19.6°C (67.3°F) to 29.2°C (84.6°F) and lows of 14.2°C (57.6°F) to 22.3°C (72.1°F). As the season advances, rainfall amounts up from a manageable 180mm (7.09") in March to a daunting 235mm (9.25") by May. Nevertheless, daylight hours too climb up from 12 to 13.4 hours, complemented by gradually rising sunshine hours of 2.9 to 3.7 hours during the same period.

Summer weather in Taipei

The summer months, from June to August, lead to a significant surge in Taipei's temperature chart, taking a leap from 32°C (89.6°F) to 34.3°C (93.7°F), while the low temperature boundary stops at 26.3°C (79.3°F). These months mark the zenith of Taipei's weather activity, characterized by heavy rainfall ranging from 326mm (12.83") to 322mm (12.68") and an average of 13 to 15 days of rain. Despite the humidity and rainfall, it offers the most daylight hours of 13.7, with the highest recorded sunshine at 6.1 hours in August.

Autumn weather in Taipei

September ushers in the autumn season in Taipei. The predominantly pleasant months of autumn, extending from September to November, witness temperature ranges of 31.1°C (88°F) to 24.2°C (75.6°F) as the maximum and 24.8°C (76.6°F) to 19.3°C (66.7°F) as the minimum. The rainfall, though substantial in September with 361mm (14.21"), observes a steady decline to 83mm (3.27") in November. Daylight hours and sunshine durations recede from 13 to 10.9 hour and 5.1 to 3.3 hour, respectively, setting in a calm and tranquil ambiance.

Winter weather in Taipei

The winter in Taipei spreads across December through February, encompassing the transition of years. This span of months encompasses an average high temperature that declines from 20.7°C (69.3°F) to 19.1°C (66.4°F) and an average low from 15.6°C (60.1°F) to 13.9°C (57°F). With the lowest rainfall levels between 73mm (2.87") and 83mm (3.27"), the winter months provide a brief respite from the occupationally rainy weather. With the shortest daylight duration of 10.6 to 11.3 hours and sunshine time dropping as low as 2.6 to 2.9 hours, Taipei experiences cool and often cloudy winter days.

Weather in January

January’s climate marks a cooler phase of weather in Taipei, Taiwan, with average high and low temperatures of 19.1°C (66.4°F) and 13.9°C (57°F) respectively. Despite the cooler conditions, humidity levels remain relatively high during the month. Weather in January »

Weather in February

Moving into the turn of February reveals a slight elevation in both temperature and rainfall in Taipei. A single layer of clothing would suffice amidst the mildly warmer air compared to that of January. This month bears witness to an uptrend in the amount of rainfall compared to its predecessor and successor. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March manifests a blend of springboard traits in Taipei's weather. A leap upward occurs in the average high and low temperatures to 22.1°C (71.8°F) and 15.8°C (60.4°F) respectively when juxtaposed with February. Meanwhile, humidity sustains a similar trend as the previous months in Taipei whilst rainfall surges. Weather in March »

Weather in April

Spring truly arrives in Taipei come April, characterized by increased warmth and lengthened daylight hours. A comparison of April to its preceding month, March, witnesses temperature readings rising close to the high twenties. This month marks a slight decrease in humidity and rainfall both in millimeters and the number of days, rendering April's weather slightly drier than in March. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May reflects steadiness in Taipei's sky, notably with temperatures nearing 30°C (86°F). The transition into this month indicates a slight dip in humidity but is precariously offset by increased rainfall, the highest observed so far in the year. Weather in May »

Weather in June

Summer set in full swing marks June's weather in Taipei. Soaring temperature averages of 32°C (89.6°F) high and 24.6°C (76.3°F) low shed light upon the discernible heat when stacked against May. With a substantial leap, rainfall reaches a record high in millimeters, although the number of rainy days remains the same as May. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July in Taipei signifies the epitome of summer with balmy weather persisting throughout the month. Interestingly, despite the increase in temperature, July confronts a downturn in humidity levels compared to June. Coincidingly, rainfall recedes in terms of both volume and the number of rainy days. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August embodies the tail end of Taipei's summer. Albeit the heat, August displays a subtle dip in temperature, giving a bid adieu to July’s peak mercury levels. With humidity figures seeing a slight incline, rainfall regains momentum, challenging July's receding pattern. Weather in August »

Weather in September

The advent of September paves the way for a transition from summer to autumn in Taipei, thus welcoming a downward slide in temperatures. September brings a reprieve from the deluge observed in August, though not significantly. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Taipei is a month of clear skies and comfortable weather. An overture of autumn ticks temperatures down into the high twenties, a pleasant recess from September. Correspondingly, there is a decrease in humidity, and rainfall drops markedly. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The November weather marks the receding trail of autumn in Taipei. The whole month is cloaked in a cooler aura with temperatures drawing further down from October. Meanwhile, the consistency in humidity levels extends from October, accompanied by reduced rainfall in millimeters. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Taipei winds down towards the end of the year with December bringing in the winter. A further drop in average high and low temperatures to 20.7°C (69.3°F) and 15.6°C (60.1°F) respectively symbolize the winter chill setting in, more so when compared to November. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Taipei?

January is Taipei's coldest month, registering average high temperatures of 19.1°C (66.4°F) and lows of 13.9°C (57°F).

How much does it rain in Taipei?

Throughout the year, in Taipei, there are 165.5 rainfall days, and 2405mm (94.69") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Taipei?

The months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the most humid month in Taipei?

With an average relative humidity of 80.6%, February is the most humid month in Taipei.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taipei?

February has the least sunshine of the year in Taipei, with an average of 2.5h of sunshine.

When is the highest UV index in Taipei?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Taipei, Taiwan.

When are the longest days in Taipei?

The month with the longest days in Taipei is June, with an average of 13h and 42min of daylight.

What part of the year is the hottest in Taipei?

July proves to be the warmest month in Taipei, recording an average peak temperature of 34.3°C (93.7°F) and a minimum temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Taipei?

The least humid month in Taipei, Taiwan, is July, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

What month has the most sunshine in Taipei?

With an average of 6.1h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year in Taipei.

What is the wettest month in Taipei?

The month with the most rainfall in Taipei, Taiwan, is September, when the rain falls for 13.8 days and typically aggregates up to 361mm (14.21") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Taipei?

December is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 11.7 days and accumulates 73mm (2.87") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taipei?

The month with the shortest days in Taipei, Taiwan, is December, with an average of 10h and 36min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Taipei?

Taipei does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). CST timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Taipei, Taiwan

Average temperature - Taipei, Taiwan

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (34.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.1°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.9°C).

Average humidity
Taipei, Taiwan

Average humidity - Taipei, Taiwan

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (80.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (73%).

Average rainfall
Taipei, Taiwan

Average rainfall - Taipei, Taiwan

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (360.5mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (73.3mm).

Average rainfall days
Taipei, Taiwan

Average rainfall days - Taipei, Taiwan

The months with the highest number of rainy days are March and June (15.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (11.7 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Taipei, Taiwan

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Taipei, Taiwan

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 36min).

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2h and 30min).

Average UV index
Taipei, Taiwan

Average UV index - Taipei, Taiwan

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 6).

Taipei, Taiwan

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