Taiwan weather in January
Are you planning a trip to Taiwan in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.
What is the weather like in Taiwan in January?
In January, Taiwan experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from moderate to warm and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy. January is a winter month.
The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from moderate in Xiulin at 14°C to warm in Kaohsiung at 24°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 17°C in Kaohsiung and 7°C in Xiulin. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. However, even though January is the coolest month, you can still find places in Taiwan with moderate temperatures, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the year.
In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Pingtung City with an average of 35 mm to heavy rainfall in Guangfu with 645 mm. Based on our climate data it is the driest month of the year in Taipei. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 76 hours of sunshine in Taipei. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.
For a closer look at January's conditions in Taiwan, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Taiwan's yearly weather, check out our Taiwan climate page.
Where to go in Taiwan in January
Popular destinations in Taiwan
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Average weather in Taipei
In January Taipei generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.
Average weather in Hualien City
In January Hualien City generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.
Average weather in Kaohsiung
In January Kaohsiung generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.
Average weather in Taitung City
In January Taitung City generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.
Average weather in Kenting National Park
In January Kenting National Park generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.
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Is January the best time to visit Taiwan?
Given the typically tolerable weather conditions in Taipei, January might be a good time to visit Taiwan. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.
Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in March, April, November and December offering mostly pleasant weather in Taipei. The weather in June, July, August and September, on the other hand, tends to be poor.
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