Best Time to Visit Taipei, Taiwan: Weather by Season & Month

The best time to visit Taipei, Taiwan, is November. With “just” 80mm of rainfall, November is one of the driest months of the year in Taiwan’s capital. Even though it falls into the fall season, the month still offers average highs of 23ºC (73ºF). The warm daytime temperatures in November are perfect for exploring the city streets or embarking on an outdoor adventure. Cool evenings will let you dig into the city’s famous night markets more comfortably than in the summer months.

Taipei doesn’t have big four-season temperature swings like other top world travel destinations. The catch? The weather in Taipei can be extreme. With heat, humidity, rainfall, and typhoons popping into the forecast throughout the year, not planning right can quickly turn an otherwise well-intentioned travel plan sour.

Not sure when to launch your Taiwan vacation? Plan the perfect trip with this complete Taipei weather guide, including average temperatures, what to expect, and what to wear by season and month!

Weather in Taipei

Figuring out when to visit Taipei is much like finding the best time to visit Taiwan in general. Taipei is located in Taiwan’s sub-tropical zone. There’s more variation in average temperatures here than in tropical Southern Taiwan.

Even so, extreme temperatures in Taipei push in one direction: hot. Cold is rarely a concern here. Most of the year falls between pleasantly mild and unpleasantly hot & sticky. Then again, the temperature isn’t the biggest problem here.

Cloudy Weather

Throughout the year, Taipei gets hammered with rain—and, if the season is (not so) right, a couple of nasty typhoons. Needless to say, you’d do well to avoid these. (Unless extreme storm-chasing gets your heart pumping!)

By season


Spring in Taipei is from March until May. The spring dishes out warm average temperatures between 18ºC (64ºF) and 24ºC (75ºF). Average lows hover between 15ºC (59ºF) and 21ºC (70ºF). Meanwhile, average highs are between 20ºC (68ºF) and 26ºC (79ºF) in spring.

Cherry Blossoms at Tianyuan Palace

Coming out of winter, rainfall picks up as spring trots along. By the end of May, the wet season officially arrives. If you’re planning to visit Taipei in spring, try to make it before then.

Spring also marks the tail-end of the cherry blossoms around Taipei. To catch them in March, venture into Yangmingshan National Park and Tianyuan Temple. (And cross your fingers!)

Towards the beginning of spring, a light jacket or light sweater should be enough to keep you comfortable. Wearing layers is a good idea for spring in Taiwan. You’ll also want to keep a good travel umbrella and a lightweight rain jacket handy.


Summer in Taipei is from June until August. During summer, Taipei gets extremely hot and humid. Average temperatures are between 27ºC (81ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF), with the peak hitting in July. Average summertime lows move between 24ºC (75ºF) and 26ºC (79ºF), while highs peak between 30ºC (86ºF) and 33ºC (91ºF).


In summer, getting drenched is a real possibility. Expect between 160mm and 230mm of rainfall each month. Even with the humidity, June to August is one of Taipei’s high tourist seasons. Finding a good place to stay in Taipei can be a challenge without advance bookings.

Add an umbrella and waterproof clothing to your Taiwan packing list. Include a breathable lightweight waterproof jacket, too. You’ll be most comfortable walking around the city in shorts and a T-shirt. The extreme heat can be killer in summer!


Autumn in Taipei is from September until November. In autumn, you’ll finally begin to get respite from the heat and humidity. Average temperatures fall between 21ºC (70ºF) and 27ºC (81ºF). The average lows in fall hover between 19ºC (66ºF) and 23ºC (75ºF), while the average highs are between 23ºC (73ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF).

Xinyi District in Autumn

Other than in September, the rainiest month in Taipei, you can expect less rain in autumn. Another bonus is that autumn is firmly outside of Taipei’s high tourist season. Finding accommodations in Taiwan’s capital will be easier in the fall than at other times of the year.

With warm temperatures, light clothing still works best in autumn. You may need a light sweater or coat. As always in Taiwan, carry a small umbrella and a light waterproof jacket, just in case.

Breaking from the humidity, autumn is a great time to hit up the hiking trails in & around Taipei, including Elephant Mountain or around the tea fields in Maokong. Bring along a sturdy pair of hiking shoes.


Winter in Taipei is from December to February. Winter is the driest but coolest season in Taipei. Average temperatures dip to 16ºC (61ºF) and 18ºC (64ºF), with average lows of 14ºC (57ºF) to 15ºC (59ºF) and average highs of only 18ºC (64ºF) to 20ºC (68ºF).

Christmas Lights in Winter

December is the driest month in Taipei, with only 60mm of rain. Chinese New Year falls between late January and early February. Make sure to book your accommodations well ahead if you plan to travel during this holiday.

Late winter also marks the beginning of cherry blossom season in Taipei. The cherry blossoms often emerge in February and last until the end of March.

With the cooler temperatures, pack warmer clothing, including an all-season coat. Daytime temperatures are still relatively mild, but the evenings will get chillier. Dressing in layers is recommended.

By month


January is the coldest month in Taipei but also one of the driest. It’s still mild enough for comfortable travel. Chinese New Year sometimes falls at the end of the month and it’s a busy time to travel in & around Taipei. Be sure to book your accommodation well ahead if you’re visiting during the festival.

  • Average Temperature: 16ºC (61ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 14ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 18ºC (64ºF)
  • Rainfall: 70mm / 17 days


February is, on average, the second coldest month in Taipei. Expect more rainfall in February than in January. Chinese New Year often falls in early February, along with the Lantern Festival. February is a festive choice for a Taipei holiday, but busy. Book your accommodations early to avoid elevated prices and a lack of availability.

February also often marks the beginning of cherry blossom season in Taipei. To see the cherry blossoms at their finest in February, head to Yangmingshan National Park.

  • Average Temperature: 16ºC (61ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 14ºC (57ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 18ºC (64ºF)
  • Rainfall: 100mm / 15 days

Lantern Festival


March is the first month of spring in Taipei. March is warmer and wetter than February. Temperature-wise, March is still mild. Wearing layers and carrying waterproof clothing & an umbrella is recommended.

Visiting Taipei in March has the added bonus of falling at the tail-end cherry blossom season. If you’re lucky, you should be able to catch the blooms until late March.

  • Average Temperature: 18ºC (64ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 15ºC (59ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 20ºC (68ºF)
  • Rainfall: 120mm / 16 days


April is a pleasant month to travel to Taipei. Both the temperatures and rainfall increase as travellers move deeper into spring. With lower average rainfall and lower-than-average accommodation prices, April is one of the best months to travel to Taipei.

  • Average Temperature: 22ºC (72ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 19ºC (66ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • Rainfall: 130mm / 15 days

Cherry Blossoms @ Tien-Yuan Temple


Rainfall continues to be heavy into May, and temperatures continue to climb. If you’re travelling to Taipei in May, waterproof clothing and a strong travel umbrella are a must. The beginning of May is often drier than the end of the month.

  • Average Temperature: 24ºC (75ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 21ºC (70ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 26ºC (79ºF)
  • Rainfall: 160mm / 16 days


June is the first in a series of uncomfortable travel months in Taipei. Expect rain—and lots of it! Daytime temperatures in June climb into the 30s regularly. In the extreme heat & humidity, you’ll appreciate Taipei’s indoor shopping and underground passageways.

  • Average Temperature: 27ºC (81ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 30ºC (86ºF)
  • Rainfall: 160mm / 15 days

Liberty Square


In July, both the heat and summer rainfall ramp up. July gets extremely hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms. Typhoons are a real possibility, too. As you’d imagine, July is not an ideal month to visit Taipei!

TIP: Stay hydrated by keeping a water bottle in your travel daypack.

  • Average Temperature: 30ºC (86ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 26ºC (79ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 33ºC (91ºF)
  • Rainfall: 190mm / 12 days


August is the second wettest month in Taipei. Like July, August is extremely hot and humid. Anticipate frequent afternoon rainstorms and possible typhoons. Needless to say, August is not a good month to travel to Taipei!

  • Average Temperature: 29ºC (84ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 26ºC (79ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 32ºC (90ºF)
  • Rainfall: 230mm / 14 days

Busy Street in Ximending


On average, September is the wettest month in Taipei. In September, temperatures drop off slightly from August. Still, it’s often uncomfortable for travellers not used to extreme heat and humidity.

If you need to visit Taipei in September, wait until the end of the month. By the end of September, the rainfall dips and the risk of typhoons decreases.

  • Average Temperature: 27ºC (81ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 24ºC (75ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 30ºC (86ºF)
  • Rainfall: 270mm / 14 days


In October, rainfall plummets significantly from September. October temperatures are easier to tolerate. October daytime highs are still hot but no longer unbearable.

With the “cooler” temperatures, October is a great month to get outside. Take a hike up Elephant Mountain to see the Taipei skyline at its finest. Back on the streets, cool down with a refreshing bubble tea on Yongkang Street. Spend the evenings snacking on delicious food at the city’s bustling night markets.

  • Average Temperature: 24ºC (75ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 22ºC (72ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 26ºF (79ºF)
  • Rainfall: 90mm / 13 days

Morning @ Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall


November is a very pleasant month to travel in Taipei and a great time to dig into all the best things to do in Taipei. Temperatures in November are far more moderate, as is the rainfall.

November is one of the driest months in Taipei, with 80mm of precipitation. (Although “dry” in Taiwan is always relative.) With the cooler evenings, November is a great time to explore Taipei’s night markets more comfortably.

  • Average Temperature: 21ºC (75ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 19ºC (66ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 23ºC (73ºF)
  • Rainfall: 80mm / 14 days


On average, December is cooler than November. December is the first month of winter in Taipei, but temperatures are still mild and pleasant. Wearing layers will help you to stay comfortable all day long. December is also the driest month in Taipei, on average.

With the lower rainfall, December is another great month to get outside. Take the opportunity to head out of the city and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking at Yangmingshan National Park or relax with a soak in Beitou Hot Springs.

  • Average Temperature: 18ºC (64ºF)
  • Low Temperature (Average): 15ºC (59ºF)
  • High Temperature (Average): 20ºC (68ºF)
  • Rainfall: 60mm / 14 days

Final recommendations

The best month to visit Taipei is November.

Why visit in November?

The decision to visit Taipei in November is an easy one: November is one of the driest months in Taiwan’s capital. The temperatures in November are still warm, although hardly unbearable, as the heat and humidity of a Taiwanese summer often prove. It’s also a colourful time of year as the fall colours are out in full swing.

Traffic on Keelung Road

If visiting in November isn’t possible, October and April are the next best alternatives. October is still warm, and late October sees a drop in rainfall. April and October are similar in temperature, although April can be slightly cooler and rainier.

Ryan O'Rourke

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