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 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.
hi, if i travelling on taipei 21-25 october, what is weather likely to be. what is typhoon season? which month is the good season for travelling, what is your sugestion? thanks..
The temperature ranges from 20℃ to 25℃, there will be a few showers. It is comfortable for traveling. Typhoon comes frequently from July to September. You could take some shirts, jackets and jeans. An umbrella is necessary. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-07-28
I WILL be visiting Taipei in 2nd week of june . pl. advise for shopping LED ,Electronics and other for indian citizen
We don't have this information at present. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-06-03
I''ll be traveling to Taiwan from the 30th May to 4 June this year, what will the weather be like? When it storms, does it rain the whole day? Are backpacks safe to use? Or what bag should I use? Will there be many tourists?
In May and June it is rainy season in Taiwan, it usually rain heavily, but in June it will become lighter. In July and August it is typhoon season in Taiwan. It is convenient to use backpack, I suggest you use waist pack to take the important things, such as visa, passport, money and credit card.
During that period, it is high season for travelling, so there will be many tourists. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-05-08
Hi, I am suppose to travel from cingjing to Hualien via Hehuanshan/Taroko and spend three nights in Hualien from 26 to 28 May 2014. A friend of mine just came back from Taiwan and told me that it is not very safe to go Hualien now. Please advise if it is so as i would need to rearrange my itinerary, and do it fast. Kim
I am regret that we don't have much information about Taiwan and we could not tell you the situation in Hualien. If you are interested in travel to mainland China, I am glad to arrange a tour for you. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-05-07
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