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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Yilan Taiwan

In Yilan, the summers are hot, oppressive, and overcast; the winters are cool, windy, and partly cloudy; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 57°F to 90°F and is rarely below 50°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Yilan for warm-weather activities are from late March to mid April and from early October to late November.

Climate in Yilan

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Yilan weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 12 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest month of the year in Yilan is July, with an average high of 90°F and low of 78°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 2 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest month of the year in Yilan is January, with an average low of 57°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Yilan

Average High and Low Temperature in YilanhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 2366°FJan 2366°FJul 1290°FJul 1290°F57°F57°F78°F78°FJun 1285°FJun 1285°FSep 1685°FSep 1685°FDec 270°FDec 270°FMar 1370°FMar 1370°F75°F75°F76°F76°F62°F62°F61°F61°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High66°F67°F71°F77°F81°F86°F90°F89°F85°F79°F74°F68°F
Temp61°F62°F66°F71°F76°F81°F84°F83°F80°F75°F69°F63°F
Low57°F58°F62°F67°F71°F76°F78°F78°F75°F71°F65°F59°F

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 in Yilan

Average Hourly Temperature in YilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Edgewater, Florida, United States (8,439 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Yilan (view comparison).

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

The clearer part of the year in Yilan begins around September 15 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around May 5.

The clearest month of the year in Yilan is October, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 5 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around September 15.

The cloudiest month of the year in Yilan is June, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Yilan

Cloud Cover Categories in YilanclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2459%Oct 2459%Jun 2117%Jun 2117%Sep 1537%Sep 1537%May 538%May 538%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier58%54%46%54%68%82%77%74%60%43%46%55%
Clearer42%46%54%46%32%18%23%26%40%57%54%45%

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

The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from April 7 to September 20, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Yilan is June, with an average of 15.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from September 20 to April 7. The month with the fewest wet days in Yilan is December, with an average of 7.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Yilan is June, with an average of 15.0 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 57% on May 31.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Yilan

Daily Chance of Precipitation in YilanwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 3157%May 3157%Dec 1621%Dec 1621%Apr 739%Apr 739%Sep 2039%Sep 2039%NowNowrain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain7.9d9.1d11.4d12.2d15.4d15.0d11.8d14.3d12.4d8.6d8.8d7.3d

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. Yilan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Yilan. The month with the most rain in Yilan is September, with an average rainfall of 8.7 inches.

The month with the least rain in Yilan is January, with an average rainfall of 2.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Yilan

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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall2.5″3.8″4.1″4.5″7.3″7.7″4.8″7.2″8.7″5.4″4.1″2.8″

The length of the day in Yilan varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Yilan

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in YilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2013 hr, 41 minJun 2113 hr, 41 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2312 hr, 8 minSep 2310 hr, 36 minDec 2110 hr, 36 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight10.8h11.3h12.0h12.8h13.4h13.7h13.5h13.0h12.3h11.5h10.9h10.6h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:03 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 6:39 AM on January 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 43 minutes later at 6:46 PM on July 2.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Yilan during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Yilan

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in YilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 95:03 AMJun 95:03 AM6:46 PMJul 26:46 PMJul 2Nov 295:03 PMNov 295:03 PM6:39 AMJan 146:39 AMJan 14daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Yilan

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Yilan experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 13 to December 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 31% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Yilan is July, with 31.0 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Yilan is January, with 2.9 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Yilan

Humidity Comfort Levels in YilanmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 208%Jan 208%100%Jul 31100%Jul 31Mar 1331%Mar 1331%Dec 331%Dec 331%NowNowmiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggyhumidhumidoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy (days)2.9d4.5d10.9d19.6d28.5d29.7d31.0d31.0d29.6d26.5d16.1d6.1d

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 Yilan experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from September 8 to March 27, with average wind speeds of more than 10.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Yilan is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from March 27 to September 8. The calmest month of the year in Yilan is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Yilan

Average Wind Speed in YilanwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphDec 513.3 mphDec 513.3 mphJun 226.8 mphJun 226.8 mphSep 810.0 mphSep 810.0 mphMar 2710.0 mphMar 2710.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph)12.611.910.59.28.17.17.58.310.812.412.813.1

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

The wind is most often from the east for 2.7 months, from March 16 to June 8 and for 3.4 months, from August 19 to November 30, with a peak percentage of 56% on October 24. The wind is most often from the south for 2.4 months, from June 8 to August 19, with a peak percentage of 67% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from November 30 to March 16, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Yilan

Wind Direction in YilanNESENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsoutheastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Yilan 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 3.7 months, from June 8 to September 30, with an average temperature above 80°F. The month of the year in Yilan with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 83°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 20 to March 26, with an average temperature below 73°F. The month of the year in Yilan with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 70°F.

Average Water Temperature in Yilan

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Water Temperature71°70°72°75°78°81°83°83°82°79°76°73°

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Yilan 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 times of year to visit Yilan for general outdoor tourist activities are from late March to mid April and from early October to late November, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Tourism Score in Yilan

Tourism Score in Yilanbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.17.12.92.96.56.55.15.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Yilan for hot-weather activities is from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Beach/Pool Score in Yilan

Beach/Pool Score in Yilanbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.36.30.60.65.15.14.64.64.54.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/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.

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 Yilan 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 in Yilan

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in YilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 in Yilan

Growing Degree Days in YilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FJan 890°FJan 890°FMar 14900°FMar 14900°FApr 291,800°FApr 291,800°FDec 318,186°FDec 318,186°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 6.4 months, from March 27 to October 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.8 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Yilan is July, with an average of 5.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from November 24 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Yilan is December, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Yilan

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in YilanbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJul 115.3 kWhJul 115.3 kWhDec 252.5 kWhDec 252.5 kWhMar 274.8 kWhMar 274.8 kWhOct 94.8 kWhOct 94.8 kWhFeb 83.1 kWhFeb 83.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh)2.73.44.45.15.25.15.25.05.04.53.32.6

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Yilan are 24.757 deg latitude, 121.753 deg longitude, and 49 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Yilan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 105 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 33 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,701 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,812 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Yilan is covered by cropland (75%), artificial surfaces (14%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (54%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by water (69%) and trees (25%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Yilan, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Yilan.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Yilan 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 Yilan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Yilan and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • Ilan (RCMS, 99%, 1.0 mi, southeast, -20 ft elevation change)
  • Taipei Songshan Airport (RCSS, 0.9%, 25 mi, northwest, -33 ft elevation change)
  • Pa Kuei / Bakuai (RCUK, 0.6%, 31 mi, northwest, 413 ft elevation change)

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Yilan and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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.