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.
Travel: May is a high travel month. Let us help you book flights.
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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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If you are interested in any of them, please feel free to contact me:)Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-05-14
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
Hi Leslie, based on the former data, the weather in May is warm and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms, because May is the main rainy season. An umbrella is needed to travel in Taiwan in May. The 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). You can visit the
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, TAIPEI 101, Wulai Waterfalls, Sun & Moon Lake, Lukang Historical and Cultural town, Tse-En Pagoda, Holy Monk Shrine, Ali Mountain , Former British Consulate, etc.
There may be mosquitos on the mountains, may not suitable for the baby.Whitney Liao Replied on 2012-12-30