The best times to visit Kaohsiung for ideal weather are

November 19th to April 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Kaohsiung Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Kaohsiung

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Kaohsiung vary very little and are temperate all year. The area is in the top 9 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kaohsiung, 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 68.1°F (20.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.8°F (16°C) at night.

    Kaohsiung Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Kaohsiung Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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.

    Kaohsiung Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Kaohsiung Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Kaohsiung 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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 73.9 65.4 59.1
    Feb 76.5 68.4 62.2
    Mar 79.9 72.7 66.8
    Apr 83.4 77.3 72.3
    May 87 81.7 77.2
    Jun 88.9 84 79.7
    Jul 90 84.8 80.5
    Aug 89 83.7 79.6
    Sep 89.1 83.6 79.2
    Oct 86.2 79.9 74.8
    Nov 81.9 75 69.7
    Dec 75.8 67.9 62

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 23.3 18.6 15.1
    Feb 24.7 20.2 16.8
    Mar 26.6 22.6 19.3
    Apr 28.6 25.2 22.4
    May 30.6 27.6 25.1
    Jun 31.6 28.9 26.5
    Jul 32.2 29.3 26.9
    Aug 31.7 28.7 26.4
    Sep 31.7 28.7 26.2
    Oct 30.1 26.6 23.8
    Nov 27.7 23.9 20.9
    Dec 24.3 19.9 16.7

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Kaohsiung are August, June, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-August with an average of 2.5 days with significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

    When can you find snow in Kaohsiung? 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.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kaohsiung.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kaohsiung (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.01
    Feb 7.1 0 0.01
    Mar 4.3 0 0.01
    Apr 11.4 0 0.04
    May 17.1 0 0.12
    Jun 21.4 0 0.24
    Jul 20 0 0.18
    Aug 27.1 0 0.35
    Sep 14.3 0 0.1
    Oct 4.3 0 0.03
    Nov 7.1 0 0.03
    Dec 4.3 0 0.01

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.03
    Feb 7.1 0 0.03
    Mar 4.3 0 0.03
    Apr 11.4 0 0.1
    May 17.1 0 0.3
    Jun 21.4 0 0.61
    Jul 20 0 0.46
    Aug 27.1 0 0.89
    Sep 14.3 0 0.25
    Oct 4.3 0 0.08
    Nov 7.1 0 0.08
    Dec 4.3 0 0.03

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Kaohsiung has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (64.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (75.5%).

    Wind in Kaohsiung is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by June and February. January’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “gentle 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 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kaohsiung.

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 7 a gentle breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Feb 6.6 a light breeze 10.7 a gentle breeze
    Mar 6.3 a light breeze 10.9 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.9 a light breeze 10.4 a gentle breeze
    May 5.7 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Jun 6.7 a light breeze 11.6 a moderate breeze
    Jul 6.5 a light breeze 11.7 a gentle breeze
    Aug 6.6 a light breeze 12 a moderate breeze
    Sep 5.9 a light breeze 10.7 a gentle breeze
    Oct 5.6 a light breeze 9.9 a gentle breeze
    Nov 5.7 a light breeze 9.6 a gentle breeze
    Dec 6.5 a light breeze 10.3 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 64.2
    Feb 66.9
    Mar 64.5
    Apr 66.7
    May 70.7
    Jun 73.1
    Jul 72.1
    Aug 75.5
    Sep 72.3
    Oct 68.9
    Nov 69.3
    Dec 64.5

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Kaohsiung?

    As of 5/2/2017 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.
     

    Overall Kaohsiung Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 66°F (18.9°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kaohsiung, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 67.3°F (19.6°C) and 59.3°F (15.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Kaohsiung to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.9°F (14.9°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     


     

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