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Best time to visit Jiufen, Taiwan

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The best time to visit Jiufen is October-November

While Jiufen is a popular destination to visit all year round, October-November is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Jiufen can rise to a maximum of 33℃ (91℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -0℃ (32℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Jiufen are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in August, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Jiufen below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

August

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Jiufen seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Jiufen as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Jiufen is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Jiufen

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Jiufen for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Jiufen climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Jiufen for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Jiufen in January

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Jiufen in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Jiufen in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Jiufen in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Jiufen in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jiufen in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Jiufen in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jiufen in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jiufen in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Jiufen in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jiufen in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Jiufen in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jiufen in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Jiufen is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Jiufen is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Jiufen is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Jiufen, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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