Taiwan Weather in May

Weather: Weather in May is warm and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms, because May is in the rainy season. An umbrella is needed to travel in Taiwan in May. There is more rainfall in the south than in the north.

Average low and temperatures are 21 °C (61 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F). In the south the temperature may reach 30 °C (86 °F).

Clothing: T-shirt and a light cardigan are enough. But if you travel to mountainous areas you need to bring a coat.

Things to Do

May is a fine time to visit outdoor places in Taiwan. See the blooming gardens, new growth, and verdant mountains. Though rainfall is relatively high, the temperatures are very pleasant.

The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and plaza is one of Taipei’s favorite international tourist attractions. It is on par with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Vietnam and the Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, but grander. Unlike the two mausoleums, he isn’t buried there.

The garden paths lead to other imposing national buildings of the cultural complex. It is a place to learn about the history of China and Taiwan while you enjoy the fine gardens and the museum building in the spring.


Street Snacks at Shilin Night Market is the biggest night market in Taipei, and it is known for the variety of food. If it rains, there is a big covered prepared food market, and there are many restaurants. After watching the steaming bubbles at Beitou (below), enjoy various types of bubble tea (a Taiwanese invention) at a night market.


Relax in Beitou Geothermal Valley: The sulfuric water of the valley is a wonder to see and smell. It is easy to go to at the outskirts of a bustling metropolis of Taipei. In the cool spring weather, you can enjoy watching the water bubble and the steamy mists float up. For a little expense you can bathe in a hot spring bath.

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Questions and Answers About Taiwan Weather in May

oh 2014-03-14
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1 may will visit Taiwan, may I know what is weather likely to be
Hi Oh, the weather in Taiwan in May is very warm, summer clothes will do. But it is the rainy season, please also prepare an umbrella. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-17
Esther 2013-12-16
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Hi, i will be travelling to Taipei 16-21 May. Will be raining everyday or just a while? Could u recommend traport to Cing Jing? thanks!

It depends, according the history data, the average temperature is between 25 ℃  to 28 ℃, I t rains , but it won' t last long day.

I suggest that you take taxi to CingJing for your convenience .

Lily Guo replied on 2013-12-17
Evv lim 2013-07-09
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What time go to Taipei n hualien is good?
Dear Evv, I suggest you visit Taibei in Oct. or Nov., as the temperature is about 22-24℃(71.6-75.2℉), it is comfortable and you could avoid the rainy season and typhoon. About Hualian, you could see the beautiful views all year round, especially in spring ( from Mar. to May). Lussie Lu replied on 2013-07-09
Karen 2013-05-13
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Hi Im visiting Taipei from 24 May to 27 May 2013.Could you advice on the weather and the suitable clothes to wear? Where is the best place to visit? I like to see more of the country side. Thank you.

Hi Karen,  Weather in May is quite good,  warm and humid, but also the  rainy season. Average low and temperatures are 21 °C (61 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F).  T-shirt and a light cardigan are enough. But if you travel to mountainous areas you need to bring a coat.

Attractions in Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake, Puli Town, Mazu(Goddess of Sea) Temple in Changhua, Pakua Mountain, Lukang Historic Area, Anping Fort, Chih-Kan Tower, Eternal Golden Castle, Fo Kuang Shan Mountain, Former British Consulate, Spring & Autumn Pavilions, Sizih Bay, Taroko National Park, Chi Hsing Tan Beach, Wild Willow Cape, Jiufen Old Town, Keelung Harbor, Yin Yang Sea, etc.

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Whitney Liao replied on 2013-05-14
MS HUI 2013-01-07
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Hi,I planning to visit taiwan this year 2013.I''m still hesitate go to May or Sept?And I have some question.If I want to buy summer fashion,what time to be more suitable?Please recommed and advice ctions in taiwan,Thanks a lot*Please advice hotel*

Hi MS HUI, both May & Sep. are good months for summer fashion. And May is better. The hotel in Taiwan is very good, 4 star would be comfortable enough.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-07
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