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Best time to visit Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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The best time to visit Kaohsiung is September

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Kaohsiung such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Kaohsiung can rise as high as 32℃ (90℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 16℃ (60℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Kaohsiung during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Kaohsiung in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Kaohsiung, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Kaohsiung seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kaohsiung as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung

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 Kaohsiung 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.

Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung 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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DEC

Kaohsiung in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 168mm (7") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 256mm (10") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Kaohsiung in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Kaohsiung in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kaohsiung is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kaohsiung is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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