May weather forecast and climate
Taipei, Taiwan

Cloudy skies above the city of Taipei in Taiwan, with a bird
Cloudy skies above the city of Taipei in Taiwan, with a bird's eye view of the National Taiwan University buildings
May, the last month of the spring, in Taipei, is another warm month, with average temperature ranging between min 22.3°C (72.1°F) and max 29.2°C (84.6°F).

Temperature

In Taipei, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from 25.7°C (78.3°F) in April, to a still warm 29.2°C (84.6°F). In May, in Taipei, the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 34.5°C (94.1°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like clothing, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Taipei is 76.6%.

Rainfall

In Taipei, Taiwan, during 14.8 rainfall days, 234.5mm (9.23") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Taipei, during the entire year, the rain falls for 165.5 days and collects up to 2405.1mm (94.69") of precipitation.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Taipei, Taiwan, is 13.4h.

Sunshine

In Taipei, Taiwan, the average sunshine in May is 3.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Taipei are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the temperature in May in Taipei?

In May, in Taipei, the average high-temperature is 29.2°C (84.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is appraised at 34.5°C (94.1°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Taipei?

In Taipei, Taiwan, the average relative humidity in May is 76.6%.

How many days does it rain in May in Taipei?

In Taipei, during May, the rain falls for 14.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 234.5mm (9.23") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Taipei have in May?

In Taipei, the average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Taipei have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 3.7h.

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

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in May in Taipei?

In Taipei, Taiwan, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average high temperature in May: 29.2°C

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).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22.3°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 in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average humidity in May: 76.6%

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

Average rainfall in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average rainfall in May: 234.5mm

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 in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.8 days

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 in May / Average sunshine in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average daylight in May: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 3.7h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2.5h).

Average UV index in May - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Average UV index in May: 12

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