12 DecLocal Time: 10:59 CST UK Time: 02:59 GMT
- Sunrise 06:28
- Sunset 17:05
- Moonrise 12:51
- Moonset 00:44
|Temp feels like:||17°c (62.6°f)|
|Length of Day:||10h 36m|
|Dew Point:||13 °c (55°f)|
|Pressure:||30.09 " (1019 hpa)|
Average for December: 17.5°c (63.5°f)
Thu 12 Dec17°C (63°F)Night 13°C (55°F)
Fri 13 Dec21°C (70°F)Night 17°C (63°F)
Sat 14 Dec23°C (73°F)Night 16°C (61°F)
Sun 15 Dec22°C (72°F)Night 17°C (63°F)
Weather Overview for Taipei
Taipei is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. It is
located on the northernmost most part, the tip of the island of Taiwan, and is located between two valleys that are formed by rivers.
Weather permitting visitors can enjoy Taipei’s
parks, nature reserves, hot springs,
the zoo, and even a beach offering water and boating sports.
Because it is affected by the Pacific Ocean and has a tropical climate, summer in Taipei is very hot and humid. There are also heavy rainstorms, and sometimes typhoons, in the area. The average temperature in the summer ranges from 29C to 34C, with a humidity level of about 77 per cent. It never really cools down in the evenings during the summer months, which is why it always feels hot and humid. There is no real break at night when the sun goes down or even after a summer storm.
Winters are mild, short in duration, and foggy. The fog is caused from the north-easterly winds increasing and sitting in what is known as the Taipei Basin. The rainfall does not increase in the winter, and in fact, the overall amount of rainfall goes down in comparison to the summer months. The winter can be an ideal time to visit Taipei, as the temperature is still moderate and you can enjoy the warm, but less humid, winter air.
This time of year brings an increase in rainfall. The area sees a steady increase of rain into, and throughout, the wet summer months. The temperatures are more moderate, ranging from 19C to about 29C, slowly approaching the higher temperatures as the weather transitions into the rainy summers and the typhoon season. The typhoon season begins after spring, so finding the right time to visit can be tricky but worth the trouble. You don’t want to be travelling and on a deadline during the storm season. The storms can sometimes hit earlier or later than the defined season.
The temperatures in the autumn will decrease from summer. They begin to fall as winter approaches and range from about 19C to 25C. The rains will be tapering off, as the winters are usually fairly dry in this area. Not only will the autumn begin to be a bit drier, it will mark the beginning of the winter season of fog and cooler weather.
Because of the location of Taipei in the Pacific Ocean, this area does experience a typhoon season, which lasts from June until October. As with any storm season, some years will experience more storms than others, and some years will see no major storms at all. If you are planning a holiday to the area of Taipei, you should heed the warnings for the time of year. The storms in that area can be dangerous, and/or can cause your travel plans to be delayed.
The storm season of 2012 saw several typhoons in the area, and travellers were warned to take cover many times throughout this particular storm season. The months of August and September saw several storms that made landfall in Taipei and caused serious damage. With the amount of water a typhoon brings ashore, much of the damage in the area is water damage. Earthquakes and typhoons coming from Japan and Korea can also affect Taipei. Many times, these storms may not make landfall as actual typhoons in Taipei, but they will cause damage as a tropical storm or a serious storm.
During any time that you decide to travel, knowing the best times to travel will save you time and money. If you want a good deal on travel, you can take the risk and travel during the storm seasons, as the rates are lower and you may be able to secure a discount. Otherwise, you will want to travel during the seasons when there are less storms and the weather will afford you the leisure of enjoying the sights without the threats of storms and flooding. Winter in Taipei is ideal due to the cooler weather and less humidity.