Taiwan lies close to the Tropic of Cancer, which makes the climate of the country tropical and subtropical. With an average temperature of 22° Celsius in the northern part and 24° Celsius in southern part, Taiwan enjoys warm climate all round the year.
Weather conditions in Taiwan are stable mostly during the summer and autumn months, although during spring and winter, weather fluctuations are seen.
Summer season in the country lasts from June to September and has an average temperature of around 25° Celsius. June, July and August are the hottest months of the season, in which temperatures can reach as high as 38° Celsius.
As the Island covers a small area, the breeze from the ocean results in a cooling effect and hence, the climate is not very hot during summers. Fall follows summer with September and October as the autumn months.
Winter starts from November and lasts till March. January, February and March are the coldest months, when the temperature drops to 10° Celsius. Taiwan has short winters with no snowfall, except in some of the hilly areas like Alishan and Taroko Gorge. Spring arrives towards the end of March and extends till May and it drizzles continuously in almost all the parts of the country during this time.
Rainy season in the northern part of the country lasts from January till March. Rainfall in Taiwan is mostly during the typhoon season, which lasts from June till October. The average rainfall is around 2500 mm per year. Typhoons bring strong winds and heavy rain that generally cause a lot of damage.
October to January is the best time to visit Taiwan. Tourists wishing to visit the east coast can plan a holiday during the summer months as one can enjoy several outdoor activities. However, typhoons can also occur during June to October.
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