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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Taipei Taiwan

In Taipei, 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 56°F to 92°F and is rarely below 50°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Taipei for warm-weather activities is from early October to early December.

Climate in Taipei

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

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest month of the year in Taipei is July, with an average high of 92°F and low of 80°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 5 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest month of the year in Taipei is January, with an average low of 57°F and high of 66°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Taipei

Average High and Low Temperature in TaipeihotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 2765°FJan 2765°FJul 1492°FJul 1492°F56°F56°F80°F80°FJun 887°FJun 887°FSep 1687°FSep 1687°FDec 571°FDec 571°FMar 1571°FMar 1571°F76°F76°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
High 66°F67°F71°F78°F83°F89°F92°F91°F87°F81°F75°F69°F
Temp. 61°F62°F65°F71°F77°F82°F85°F84°F81°F76°F70°F64°F
Low 57°F58°F61°F67°F73°F77°F80°F79°F76°F72°F66°F60°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 Taipei

Average Hourly Temperature in TaipeiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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.

South Padre Island, Texas, United States (8,069 miles away) and Redington Shores, Florida, United States (8,449 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Taipei (view comparison).

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In Taipei, 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 Taipei begins around September 14 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around April 30.

The clearest month of the year in Taipei is October, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 30 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around September 14.

The cloudiest month of the year in Taipei is June, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Taipei

Cloud Cover Categories in TaipeiclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Oct 2462%Oct 2462%Jun 2118%Jun 2118%Sep 1440%Sep 1440%Apr 3040%Apr 3040%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
Cloudier 50%50%47%55%67%81%76%72%58%40%42%46%
Clearer 50%50%53%45%33%19%24%28%42%60%58%54%

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

The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from March 27 to September 20, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Taipei is June, with an average of 16.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from September 20 to March 27. The month with the fewest wet days in Taipei is December, with an average of 7.6 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 Taipei is June, with an average of 16.3 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 60% on June 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Taipei

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TaipeiwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 160%Jun 160%Dec 1722%Dec 1722%Mar 2741%Mar 2741%Sep 2041%Sep 2041%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
Rain 8.3d9.5d12.3d13.2d16.3d16.3d12.0d14.4d12.9d8.9d9.1d7.6d

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. Taipei experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Taipei. The month with the most rain in Taipei is September, with an average rainfall of 7.8 inches.

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

Average Monthly Rainfall in Taipei

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
Rainfall 2.5″3.8″4.1″4.6″7.0″7.3″4.5″6.7″7.8″4.6″3.6″2.6″

The length of the day in Taipei varies over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Taipei

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
Daylight 10.8h11.3h12.0h12.8h13.4h13.7h13.5h13.0h12.3h11.5h10.9h10.6h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:03 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 37 minutes later at 6:40 AM on January 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 44 minutes later at 6:47 PM on July 3.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Taipei during 2022.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Taipei

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in TaipeiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 95:03 AMJun 95:03 AM6:47 PMJul 36:47 PMJul 3Nov 295:03 PMNov 295:03 PM6:40 AMJan 146:40 AMJan 14daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2022. 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 2022. 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 Taipei

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.

Taipei experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 26 to November 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Taipei is July, with 31.0 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Taipei is January, with 0.6 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Taipei

Humidity Comfort Levels in TaipeimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 282%Jan 282%100%Jul 18100%Jul 18Mar 2626%Mar 2626%Nov 2826%Nov 2826%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivehumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 0.6d1.1d5.7d15.0d25.8d29.3d31.0d30.9d28.1d21.5d11.5d2.9d

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

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from September 8 to March 26, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Taipei is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 14.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from March 26 to September 8. The calmest month of the year in Taipei is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Taipei

Average Wind Speed in TaipeiwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphDec 414.6 mphDec 414.6 mphJun 227.0 mphJun 227.0 mphSep 810.8 mphSep 810.8 mphMar 2610.8 mphMar 2610.8 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) 13.612.811.39.88.97.57.68.811.914.014.314.3

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

The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 months, from February 20 to June 9 and for 4.9 months, from August 2 to December 31, with a peak percentage of 66% on October 24. The wind is most often from the south for 1.8 months, from June 9 to August 2, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from December 31 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Taipei

Wind Direction in TaipeiNESEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

Taipei 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 3.9 months, from June 6 to October 1, with an average temperature above 80°F. The month of the year in Taipei with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 83°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.0 months, from December 23 to March 24, with an average temperature below 70°F. The month of the year in Taipei with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 67°F.

Average Water Temperature in Taipei

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 67°F67°F69°F73°F78°F81°F83°F83°F81°F78°F74°F70°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Taipei 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 Taipei for general outdoor tourist activities is from early October to early December, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Tourism Score in Taipei

Tourism Score in Taipeibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.27.22.82.86.36.35.05.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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 Taipei for hot-weather activities is from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the second week of October.

Beach/Pool Score in Taipei

Beach/Pool Score in TaipeiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.46.40.50.55.15.14.44.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/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 Taipei 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 Taipei

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in TaipeiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3NowNowcoldcoolwarmhot
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 Taipei

Growing Degree Days in TaipeiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 17900°FMar 17900°FMay 11,800°FMay 11,800°FDec 318,345°FDec 318,345°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 5.9 months, from April 2 to September 30, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.9 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Taipei is July, with an average of 5.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from November 22 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Taipei is December, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Taipei

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TaipeibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJul 115.5 kWhJul 115.5 kWhDec 252.7 kWhDec 252.7 kWhApr 24.9 kWhApr 24.9 kWhSep 304.9 kWhSep 304.9 kWhFeb 93.2 kWhFeb 93.2 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) 2.83.54.55.25.35.35.45.25.14.53.42.8

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Taipei are 25.048 deg latitude, 121.532 deg longitude, and 33 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Taipei contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 174 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 45 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,678 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,772 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Taipei is covered by artificial surfaces (93%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and artificial surfaces (27%), and within 50 miles by water (75%) and trees (19%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Taipei, 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 Taipei.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • Taipei Songshan Airport (RCSS, 92%, 1.9 mi, northeast, -16 ft elevation change)
  • Pa Kuei / Bakuai (RCUK, 3.2%, 17 mi, southwest, 430 ft elevation change)
  • RCGM (RCGM, 3.2%, 18 mi, west, 118 ft elevation change)
  • Ilan (RCMS, 2.0%, 25 mi, southeast, -3 ft elevation change)

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Taipei 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.

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