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Average Weather in Puli Taiwan

In Puli, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and overcast and the winters are short, cool, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 89°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 92°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Puli for warm-weather activities is from late September to mid November.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from June 4 to September 27, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 11, with an average high of 89°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 7 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 50°F and high of 68°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in PuliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcoldwarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ormond Beach, Florida, United States (8,487 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Puli (view comparison).

Clouds

In Puli, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Puli begins around October 1 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around April 22. On January 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 22 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 1. On June 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 84% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 16% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in PuliclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1678%Jan 1678%Jun 2116%Jun 2116%Oct 147%Oct 147%Apr 2248%Apr 2248%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Puli varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from April 16 to September 24, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 58% on June 1.

The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from September 24 to April 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on December 13.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 58% on June 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PuliwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 158%Jun 158%Dec 1311%Dec 1311%Apr 1634%Apr 1634%Sep 2434%Sep 2434%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Puli experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Puli. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 10.7 inches.

The least rain falls around December 28, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Puli varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:07 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 6:41 AM on January 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:08 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 6:47 PM on July 3.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Puli during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in PuliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 95:07 AMJun 95:07 AM6:47 PMJul 36:47 PMJul 3Nov 295:08 PMNov 295:08 PM6:41 AMJan 146:41 AMJan 14daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Puli experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 4 to November 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 10, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in PulimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 270%Jan 270%100%Aug 10100%Aug 10Apr 425%Apr 425%Nov 1225%Nov 1225%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Puli experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from September 5 to January 1, with average wind speeds of more than 4.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.1 months, from January 1 to September 5. The calmest day of the year is April 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Puli varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from February 15 to April 5, with a peak percentage of 39% on February 16. The wind is most often from the south for 3.2 months, from May 22 to August 28, with a peak percentage of 49% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 5.5 months, from August 28 to February 15, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PuliENWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Puli is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.1 months, from June 2 to October 4, with an average temperature above 81°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 11, with an average temperature of 83°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from December 18 to March 17, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 26, with an average temperature of 71°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Puli throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Puli for general outdoor tourist activities is from late September to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Pulibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.13.83.86.36.34.64.64.44.4 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Puli for hot-weather activities is from late June to early October, with a peak score in the second week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Pulibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.25.20.20.25.05.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Puli are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in PuliJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Mar 18100%Mar 1894%Jan 1794%Jan 17Jul 25100%Jul 25100%coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery cold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from March 22 to July 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 5.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from November 19 to January 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PulibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJul 25.8 kWhJul 25.8 kWhDec 233.6 kWhDec 233.6 kWhMar 225.3 kWhMar 225.3 kWhJan 284.0 kWhJan 284.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Puli are 23.966 deg latitude, 120.970 deg longitude, and 1,578 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Puli contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,539 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,169 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,943 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Puli is covered by trees (64%), shrubs (22%), and artificial surfaces (12%), within 10 miles by trees (93%), and within 50 miles by trees (66%) and water (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Puli, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Puli.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Puli according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Puli is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Puli and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Taichung Tw-Afb (45%, 40 kilometers, northwest); Hualien Airport (25%, 66 kilometers, east); Chiayi Airport (20%, 81 kilometers, southwest); and Chihhang Tw-Afb (11%, 132 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.