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Climate and weather of Taiwan



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Taiwan




 

Climate

 
Taiwan has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures range between 18° in January and 32° in July. Rainfall reaches 1 500 to 2500 mm per year (they are higher in the central mountains). Typhoons (strong winds and heavy rainfall) often cause significant damage in July, August and September.

Rainy season (May to September)
Temperatures are high (30 to 32°) and rainfall is abundant. Humidity is very high.

Dry season (October to April)
Temperatures range between 18 and 25°. Rainfall is moderate in the north and very low in the south. Snow falls in the mountains.

 When to go to Taiwan (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Taiwan is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Taipei (Capital of Taiwan)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
19°
19°
22°
26°
28°
32°
min
13°
14°
16°
19°
22°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
34°
33°
31°
27°
24°
21°
min
26°
26°
24°
22°
18°
15°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
90
140
170
160
210
300
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
240
280
240
110
70
70

Taitung

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
23°
24°
26°
28°
30°
31°
min
16°
16°
18°
20°
22°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
32°
31°
28°
27°
24°
min
24°
24°
23°
22°
19°
17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
20
20
70
130
250
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
160
290
310
120
130
50

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Taiwan are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Taiwan weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
The island of Taiwan is located in the China Sea, southeast of China and north of The Philippines.

Capital: Taipei
Area: 36 000 kmē
Population: 23 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Currency: Taiwan dollar

Taiwan










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