The best times to visit Hualien 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.
Hualien Travel Guide
Weather in Hualien
Average temperatures in Hualien vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Hualien, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.
Hualien Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hualien 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.
Hualien Perceived Temperature (F)
Hualien Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hualien 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 Hualien are October, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Hualien? 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 Hualien.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hualien (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
Hualien has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (61.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.3%).
Wind in Hualien is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by October and December. January’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 6.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hualien.
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||4||Light breeze||6.3||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.5||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.2||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|May||3.3||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.5||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.2||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Nov||3.5||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hualien?
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 Hualien, Taiwan is October, followed by January and November. 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 Hualien in December. 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 Hualien Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
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 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Hualien, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 75.2°F (24°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 7 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Hualien to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75°F (23.9°C) and 68.3°F (20.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.