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
Weather in Kaohsiung
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)
Kaohsiung 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.
Kaohsiung Perceived Temperature (F)
Kaohsiung Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kaohsiung (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.