Climate zone: The northern parts of Taiwan are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.
With a yearly average of 27 °C the climate in Taiwan ist warm, but has only a few really tropical and sticky months. In 8 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 28 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season. Most precipitation decrease from March to May.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Taiwan
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 2 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1999 to May 2001 was reported by the Taibei weather station. In June 2000 the record temperature of 36.7 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations in Taiwan below 20 metres altitude, was recorded in 2000 with an average temperature of 28.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 28.1 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 32.8 °C.
The coldest day in these 2 years was reported by the weather station Taibei. Here the temperature dropped to 8.0 °C in February 1999. Taibei lies at an altitude of 9 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2000 with an average temperature of 17.6 °C. In Taiwan, it is usual to have about 0.7 degrees more at 18.3 °C for this three-month period.