The best times to visit Kaohsiung 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.

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Weather in Kaohsiung

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kaohsiung vary somewhat. 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 46th 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 Kaohsiung, 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 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82°F (27.8°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 71 63.4 58
Feb 73.8 66.6 61.2
Mar 77.7 71 65.8
Apr 82.1 76.3 71.8
May 86.3 81.4 77.3
Jun 88.5 84 80.3
Jul 89.7 85 81.2
Aug 88.7 84 80.5
Sep 88.8 83.9 80.1
Oct 85.9 79.5 74.8
Nov 80.4 74 69.3
Dec 73.4 66.3 61.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.7 17.4 14.4
Feb 23.2 19.2 16.2
Mar 25.4 21.7 18.8
Apr 27.8 24.6 22.1
May 30.2 27.4 25.2
Jun 31.4 28.9 26.8
Jul 32.1 29.4 27.3
Aug 31.5 28.9 26.9
Sep 31.6 28.8 26.7
Oct 29.9 26.4 23.8
Nov 26.9 23.3 20.7
Dec 23 19.1 16.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kaohsiung are December, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th 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 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.5
Feb 8% 0 0.7
Mar 4% 0 0.7
Apr 13% 0 2.2
May 27% 0 7.3
Jun 33% 0 14.6
Jul 35% 0 11.4
Aug 42% 0 21.8
Sep 17% 0 6
Oct 6% 0 1.7
Nov 10% 0 1.8
Dec 4% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.3
Feb 8 0 1.8
Mar 4 0 1.8
Apr 13 0 5.6
May 27 0 18.5
Jun 33 0 37.1
Jul 35 0 29
Aug 42 0 55.4
Sep 17 0 15.2
Oct 6 0 4.3
Nov 10 0 4.6
Dec 4 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Kaohsiung has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (64.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.3%).

Wind in Kaohsiung is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.7 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 8 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Apr 5.8 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 8.8 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 9.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 9.1 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 9.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.2%
Feb 67.6%
Mar 64.4%
Apr 65.4%
May 68.8%
Jun 71%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 68.5%
Oct 66%
Nov 67.9%
Dec 64.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kaohsiung?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 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 Kaohsiung, 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 Kaohsiung 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.5 in March means 63.5% of the tourists vs. November.


Overall Kaohsiung Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 74.2°F (23.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 10 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kaohsiung, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Kaohsiung to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 69.8°F (21°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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