The best times to visit Hengchun for ideal weather are
November 12th to April 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hengchun Travel Guide
Weather in Hengchun
Average temperatures in Hengchun vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hengchun, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 89.2°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.4°F (26.9°C) at night.
Hengchun Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hengchun Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Hengchun Perceived Temperature (F)
Hengchun Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hengchun Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hengchun are March, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.
When can you find snow in Hengchun? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hengchun.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hengchun (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hengchun has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (60.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.1%).
Wind in Hengchun is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hengchun.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.4||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.7||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||8.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4.8||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||8.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.9||Light breeze||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.2||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.2||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.4||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hengchun?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Nov 23, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Taiwan; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Hengchun, Taiwan is November, followed by April and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hengchun in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hengchun Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 77°F (25°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hengchun, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 77.5°F (25.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Hengchun to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 72.6°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.