average weather, temperature, precipitation, when to go (2022)

In Taiwan, formerly Formosa, an island in East Asia crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, the climate is tropical, with mild winters and hot, rainy summers. The period May-September is very rainy throughout the country because of the summer monsoon, while in the other seasons, rainfall depends on latitude and slope exposure. However, winter is the least rainy season everywhere.

Index

  • The seasons
  • North - Taipei
  • The south - Tainan
  • Mountains
  • Penghu Islands
  • Typhoons
  • Best Time
  • What to pack

The seasons

In winter, the temperature is pleasant in the south, where highs in January are about 23 °C (73 °F), and the sun often shines, while in the north (see Taipei), the climate is cooler and cloudier, with average maximum temperatures about 19 °C (66 °F). Owing to maritime influence and low latitude, night-time temperatures are rarely cold and never drop below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F). However, sometimes, there can be very cool days in the north, with highs about 10/12 °C (50/54 °F).
In spring, in April and early May, early thunderstorms begin to occur in the afternoon, starting from the north and the interior. The monsoon arrives on the island around May 10 - May 20, coming from the south. It brings heavy rainfall throughout the island, but especially along the southwest coast, from Tainan to Hengchun, in addition to the highlands of the interior.
Summer is hot, humid and rainy, with more frequent rains (unlike in winter) along the southern coast. The temperatures are quite uniform from north to south: in July and August, the daily average at sea level is around is 28.5 °C (83 °F) along the coasts and 30.5 °C (87 °F) in Taipei. The north-west coast, from Taichung to Taoyuan, experiences a relative decrease in rainfall in July. Since the tropical rains are usually intense but short-lived, the amount of sunshine in summer is acceptable, however, in this season, sticky and unpleasant heat dominates.
During summer, the island is often affected by typhoons, the tropical cyclones of South-East Asia, able to bring strong winds and torrential rainfall; they typically cause heavier damage along the east coast.
After the monsoon, in autumn, from October to December, the rains decrease and the muggy heat is replaced by more pleasant weather conditions. The only area which remains fairly rainy is the east coast, where more than 100 millimeters (4 inches) of rain fall per month still in autumn (see Hualien).

The north

Taipei

The capital, Taipei, is located in the northern part of the island, which is the rainiest along with the north-east, and is the coolest in winter. The average temperature ranges from 16.5 °C (61.5 °F) in January to 30.5 °C (87 °F) in July.
From December to March, on the coldest nights the temperature generally drops to 8/10 °C (46/50 °F). Sometimes there can be colder periods. In January 2016, there was a day with a minimum of 4 °C (39 °F) and a maximum of 6 °C (43 °F).
In summer, the "urban heat island effect", generated in the big city, makes the heat even more unpleasant, but the buildings are fortunately equipped with air-conditioning.
On the hottest days of the year, which generally occur from June to September, the temperature reaches 37/38 °C (99/100 °F). The highest record is 39 °C (102.2 °F) and was set in July 2020 and 2021.
Here are the average temperatures of Taipei.

Taipei - Average temperatures (1991-2020)
MonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)
January13.919.416.6576762
February14.220.317.2586963
March15.822.419.1617266.4
April19.32622.7677972.8
May22.629.426738578.8
June25.332.328.8789083.9
July26.834.430.6809487
August26.633.730.1809386.2
September24.831.328.1778882.5
October2227.624.8728276.7
November19.324.922.1677771.8
December15.821.118.4607065.2
Year20.626.923.76980.574.5

In Taipei, 2,370 mm (93 in) of rain fall per year, with a peak in the hot period, from May to September. Here is the average precipitation.

Taipei - Average precipitation
MonthMillimetersInchesDays
January953.713
February1305.111
March1606.313
April1505.913
May2459.613
June3551414
July2158.511
August33513.214
September33513.213
October1656.512
November903.512
December953.713
Year237093.3153

However, there is no dry season in Taipei, and the sky in winter is often cloudy. In fact, the winter monsoon, which is originally dry as it comes from the Asian mainland, picks up moisture over the sea and brings clouds, mists and some rain in the northern part of the island. Even in spring, the sun is rarely seen. Overall, Taipei is a dull city: in a year, there are only 1,375 hours of sunshine. Here are the average sunshine hours.

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Taipei - Sunshine hours
MonthAverageTotal
January2.575February380March395April395May3.5115June4115July5.5175August6185September5150October3.5115November395December2.580Year3.81375

Along the northern coast, the sea is warm enough for swimming from May to October, while in winter, it becomes very cool, as we can see from the sea temperature near Keelung, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Taipei.

Keelung - Sea temperature
MonthCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)
January1865February1865March1966April2272May2577June2781July2883August2882September2781October2577November2272December2068Year23.474.1

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The south

Tainan

In the south, as mentioned, winter is warmer, especially during the day. In Tainan, located on the southwestern coast, the average highs in January are around 23 °C (74).
Here too, sometimes in winter it can get a bit cold, and during the coldest winters, the temperature can drop to 5 °C (41 °F).
In summer, however, the temperatures are a bit lower, because the wind from the south-west prevails, which comes directly from the sea. Typically, the hottest days of the year occur in May and June, and the temperature reaches 34 °C (93 °F).
Here are the average temperatures.

Tainan - Average temperatures (1991-2020)
MonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)
January13.923.418.7577465.6
February14.524.219.3587566.8
March17.226.221.7637971.1
April20.528.824.6698476.3
May23.530.627.1748780.7
June2531.628.3778983
July25.232.128.6779083.6
August2531.328.1778882.6
September24.231.527.9768982.2
October21.930.226718678.9
November18.927.923.4668274.1
December15.824.920.4607768.6
Year20.528.624.568.983.476

In Tainan, 1,700 mm (67 in) of rain fall per year, and the dry season is long, from October to March, while showers begin to increase in April. Here is the average rainfall.

Tainan - Average precipitation
MonthMillimetersInchesDays
January150.64
February301.25
March401.65
April803.17
May1756.99
June37014.613
July36014.212
August39515.615
September1807.110
October301.23
November150.62
December150.63
Year170066.987
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In Tainan, and in general in the south, the winter, in addition to being drier, is also sunnier than in Taipei. In Tainan, there are 2,200 hours of sunshine per year.

Tainan - Sunshine hours
MonthAverageTotal
January6180February5.5160March6180April6175May6185June6180July7210August6190September6180October6.5195November6175December5.5175Year62180

Along the south coast, the sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. In winter, however, the air temperature is not always ideal for swimming and sunbathing, even in the south. Here is the sea temperature in Tainan.

Tainan - Sea temperature
MonthCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)
January2373February2373March2475April2679May2781June2882July2984August2984September2882October2781November2679December2475Year26.279.2

The mountains

The interior of the island is very green and is occupied by mountains. In the Yangmingshan National Park, north of Taipei, it can snow above 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) during cold spells. The highest peak is Mount Qixing, 1,120 meters (3,670 feet) high.
The highest peak in Taiwan is Yushan (formerly Mount Morrison), located in the central part of the island and 3,952 meters (12,966 feet) high, whose name, "Jade Mountain", derives from the contrast created in winter between the snow-capped peak and the sky in the background.
Above 2,000 meters (6,500 feet), winter is quite cold, and there's some chance of snow and frosts, while summer is cool but very rainy. On the top of Yushan, the average temperature in the winter months is around freezing (and sometimes the temperature can drop as low as -10 °C or 14 °F), while in summer, it is around 9 °C (48 °F). Here are the average temperatures.

Yushan - Average temperatures (1981-2010)
MonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)
January-4.53.7-0.4243931.3
February-3.73.70253932
March-1.95.41.8294235.2
April0.47.84.1334639.4
May2.610.66.6375143.9
June4.212.18.2405446.7
July4.413.89.1405748.4
August4.413.69405648.2
September3.8138.4395547.1
October2.613.27.9375646.2
November0.310.25.2335041.4
December-2.76.21.8274335.2
Year0.89.55.1533.549.141.5

On average, precipitation amounts to as many as 3,000 mm (118 in) per year, with a remarkable maximum in summer, while snow is frequent in winter.

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Yushan - Average precipitation
MonthMillimetersInchesDays
January853.37
February1204.77
March1405.59
April2459.615
May41516.318
June49019.319
July44517.517
August52020.518
September32512.816
October1455.711
November803.18
December702.86
Year3070120.9150

Penghu Islands

To the west of Taiwan, in the strait that separates it from China, we find the Penghu Islands, called Pescadores in the Portuguese era. On these islands, winter is quite cool and windy, and although the rains are not abundant, the sky is often cloudy and a light rain can fall. In contrast, summer is hot, muggy, and rainy, even though the sun shines for a good number of hours.
Here are the average temperatures of the largest city of the islands, Magong (or Makung).

Magong - Average temperatures (1981-2010)
MonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)
January15.419.317.4606763.2
February15.419.617.5606763.5
March17.422.419.9637267.8
April20.92623.4707974.2
May23.728.826.2758479.2
June25.630.628.1788782.6
July26.63229.3809084.7
August26.531.829.2808984.5
September25.930.728.3798782.9
October23.928.126758378.8
November20.924.822.8707773.1
December17.421.119.2637066.6
Year21.726.323.957179.375

These islands are not as rainy as the main island of Taiwan, since they receive about 1,000 mm (40 in) of rain per year. Here is the average rainfall in Magong.

Magong - Average precipitation
MonthMillimetersInchesDays
January200.85
February5027
March602.39
April903.59
May1204.710
June1556.110
July1606.38
August1807.19
September1154.57
October301.22
November200.84
December2514
Year10154084

Although it's the wettest period, the sun shines more often in summer; in fact, in this period, apart from thunderstorms, the weather tends to be good.

Magong - Sunshine hours
MonthAverageTotal
January3.5110February3.595March4125April5150May6180June6.5200July8.5265August8240September7215October6190November4.5140December4125Year5.62030
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The sea temperature, a little cool from December to March, becomes pleasantly warm for swimming in the summer.

Magong - Sea temperature
MonthCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)
January2069February2069March2271April2475May2678June2882July2883August2883September2882October2679November2476December2271Year24.876.6

Typhoons

As mentioned earlier, Taiwan can be hit by typhoons, the tropical cyclones of Southeast Asia. Actually, Taiwan is one of the most affected countries, also because the mountains that cross the island create the conditions for torrential rains: it is not by chance that in some places, during the most intense typhoons, a total of more than 1,000 mm (40 in) of rain has fallen in a few days.
Typically, typhoons occur in this area from June through October, although they are more frequent from mid-July to early October.
Recently, however, perhaps because of global warming, they have sometimes affected the country outside of this period, though without reaching high intensities, as happened with Typhoon Kujira in late April 2003, with Typhoon Chanchu in May 2006, and with Typhoon Nanmadol in early December 2004.

Best Time

The best time to visit Taiwan runs from November to March, since it is the mildest and outside of both the monsoon rains and the typhoon season. The east coast, however, is very rainy still in November.
For a beach holiday at the Penghus, the best time is the summer, although it should be remembered that it is the period when typhoons can affect the area.

What to pack

In winter: pack spring/autumn clothes, a sweatshirt or sweater, a light jacket, and a raincoat or umbrella. For the high mountains, a down jacket, a rain jacket, a hat, gloves, and a scarf.
In summer: pack tropics-friendly, loose-fitting clothing, a light sweatshirt and a light scarf for air-conditioned places, and a light raincoat or umbrella.
When going to the reef, you can bring snorkeling equipment, including water shoes or rubber-soled shoes.
For the high mountains, a warm jacket, a rain jacket, and hiking boots.

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FAQs

What temperature is needed for precipitation? ›

Rain: Rain made of liquid water droplets falls when temperatures in the air and at the surface are above freezing (32°F, 0°C). Rain can start as water droplets or ice crystals in a cloud but always falls as liquid water.

What is the best month to visit Ho Chi Minh? ›

February is arguably the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Humidity and rainfall are at their lowest levels for the year, while temperatures haven't yet reached their hottest. The average high temperature in February is 91 degrees F, but humidity hovers around 70 percent—relatively low for Ho Chi Minh City.

What is precipitation in weather forecasting? ›

When we talk about precipitation, we are talking about water that is falling out of the sky, this could be rain, drizzle, snow, sleet, hail or something rarer!

When should I avoid Vietnam? ›

Hoi An: Avoid visiting in October due to heavy rainfall and possible flooding. Da Nang – Hoi An: Avoid swimming at the beaches in this central region during November as the rip tides can be particularly dangerous this month. Hanoi: Avoid visiting in July as heavy rainfall causes washed out roads and potential flooding.

What temperature does it have to be for freezing rain? ›

Here's a working definition of freezing rain: Liquid rain that freezes relatively soon after making contact with a surface with a temperature at or below freezing. That's 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees Celsius.

What are the conditions necessary for precipitation? ›

A necessary condition to the formation of precipitation is that the air becomes saturated with water vapor. Saturation is the first step in the formation of precipitation (i.e. it is necessary but not sufficient). pressure. Air becomes saturated if RH is 100%.

What is the rainy season in Vietnam? ›

The dry season generally runs from December to May and a rainy season runs from June through November. While flooding can occur, rain usually comes in short bursts and rarely impacts travel.

What is the coldest month in Vietnam? ›

The coldest month is January where minimum temperatures can occasionally fall below 0 °C (32 °F). The highest temperatures occur in late winter and early summer. This is usually during March and April.

Should I say Saigon or Ho Chi Minh? ›

Well, the official name is Ho Chi Minh City (often abbreviated „HCMC“), although the southern metropolis has been called Saigon for centuries. But after the Americans, and with them South Vietnam lost the war in 1975, North Vietnam took over and forcefully re-united the split country.

What does 30% precipitation mean? ›

This is called the “probability of precipitation” and is sometimes abbreviated as POP. It is expressed in a percentage. So, if there's a 30% chance of rain, what does that mean? It means where you are, the odds of you seeing rain is 30%.

Does precipitation mean chance of rain? ›

Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service routinely include a "PoP" (probability of precipitation) statement, which is often expressed as the "chance of rain" or "chance of precipitation".

What does 70% rain mean? ›

Still, most people stay dry. 40%-50% - SCATTERED - Roughly half of the area will encounter a shower or storm. 60%-70% - NUMEROUS - Much of the area is covered so it's likely you will get wet. 80%-100% - WIDESPREAD - The entire area is covered with showers and storms so everyone gets rain!

Is it OK to wear shorts in Vietnam? ›

Remember that short shorts, crop tops and tank tops are not considered appropriate in Vietnam. Loose, long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates.

What is the best time of the year to go to Vietnam? ›

The best time to visit Vietnam is from March to April, when rainfall is low and temperatures are milder. In a country more than 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) long, the weather in Vietnam varies considerably as you go from north to south, from a temperate to a tropical climate.

Do I need injections for Vietnam? ›

Courses or boosters usually advised: Diphtheria; Tetanus. Other vaccines to consider: Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Typhoid. Selectively advised vaccines - only for those individuals at highest risk: Japanese Encephalitis.

What does 80% chance of rain mean? ›

That's because weather forecasts give their “percentage chance” in probabilities. The answer? An “80% chance of rain” means that there is an 80% chance that rain will fall somewhere within the forecasted area. Rain refers to 0.01 inch or more.

What does 40% precipitation mean? ›

If a forecast for a given county says that there is a 40% chance of rain this afternoon, then there is a 40% chance of rain at any point in the county from noon to 6 p.m. local time.

What does 100% rain mean? ›

So… if the forecaster knows precipitation is sure to occur ( confidence is 100% ), he/she is expressing how much of the area will receive measurable rain.

How much precipitation is needed for rain? ›

Moderate rain — when the precipitation rate is between 2.5 mm (0.098 in) – 7.6 mm (0.30 in) or 10 mm (0.39 in) per hour. Heavy rain — when the precipitation rate is > 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour, or between 10 mm (0.39 in) and 50 mm (2.0 in) per hour.

What is difference between precipitation and rain? ›

The precipitation in the form of water is called rain. When the temperature is lower than 0 degrees celsius, precipitation takes place in the form of fine flakes of snow and is called snowfall.

What is 10% precipitation in weather? ›

If there's a 10 percent chance of rain, it means the current conditions yield rainfall one out of every 10 times observed.

What does 20% precipitation mean? ›

A forecast of a 20 percent chance of rain means the forecaster believes there is a one in five chance (20 percent) that measurable rain will occur in the time period covered by the forecast.

What does 50% chance of rain really mean? ›

A 50 percent chance of rain means there is a 50 percent chance for any one spot in the forecast area to get wet during the forecast period.

How do you read rain percentages? ›

Some use a formula for it — PoP = C x A, where C stands for confidence and A stands for area. So if there's a 50% chance of rain in 80% of a given area, your probability of rain becomes 40%.

Does Vietnam have a high crime rate? ›

Vietnam has a relatively low crime rate and Vietnamese are generally a very law-abiding people. Violent crime is uncommon but petty crime occurs. There is some theft in the big cities. There is also some banditry, illegal drug activity and insurgent activity in some areas in the countryside.

Is Vietnam a strict country? ›

Laws in Vietnam may not be as strict in other countries, but can be policed heavily. Here's what you need to know, to stay out of trouble with the law in Vietnam. The penalties for actions, which you might find over the top, are taken very seriously by locals.

Can girls wear shorts in Vietnam? ›

Just make sure that your clothing is not "skimpy" and shorts and tank tops will be fine. You won't see many (there are some, mainly the younger ones) Vietnamese women wearing shorts or sleeveless tops but most are used to seeing western tourists and are not offended.

What months are peak season? ›

On a very general level, you can roughly say that peak season is summer—which is June–August in the northern hemisphere and November–February in the southern hemisphere. The Christmas and New Year's holidays are also peak seasons in many parts of the world.

When should I go to Cambodia and Vietnam? ›

Oct-Nov and May-June are the best times to visit Cambodia and Vietnam as you'll find fewer crowds, less humidity and drier conditions throughout the region.

Is February a good month to visit Vietnam? ›

February is amongst the best months to travel in Vietnam; conditions are at their very best with dry, bright weather expected along the entire length of the country. There are a number of great beach options, with southern and central parts all enjoying premium conditions for sun worshipers.

Are masks required in Vietnam? ›

Do I need to wear a face mask in Vietnam? Wearing face masks in Vietnam is required in some public spaces.

What diseases are common in Vietnam? ›

Five of the Most Common Diseases in Vietnam
  • Chikungunya. This disease, rare in America, is present in Vietnam because of the high humidity and mosquito population. ...
  • Rabies. In Vietnam, it is very expensive to vaccinate dogs and animals that carry rabies. ...
  • Japanese Encephalitis. ...
  • Typhoid Fever. ...
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
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Do I need malaria tablets for Vietnam? ›

CDC recommends that travelers going to certain areas of Vietnam take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. Depending on the medicine you take, you will need to start taking this medicine multiple days before your trip, as well as during and after your trip.

What causes precipitation? ›

Precipitation forms in the clouds when water vapor condenses into bigger and bigger droplets of water. When the drops are heavy enough, they fall to the Earth. If a cloud is colder, like it would be at higher altitudes, the water droplets may freeze to form ice.

Can it rain at 100 degrees? ›

Rain is rare at temperatures above 100°F

It is rare to get rain when the temperature rises above 100°F (38°C), since heat of that intensity is usually accompanied by a high pressure system with sinking air, which discourages clouds and rainfall.

What factors affect temperature and precipitation? ›

The temperature characteristics of a region are influenced by natural factors such as latitude, elevation and the presence of ocean currents. The precipitation characteristics of a region are influenced by factors such as proximity to mountain ranges and prevailing winds.

Why do higher temperatures often result in greater precipitation ?( 1 point? ›

Warmer oceans increase the amount of water that evaporates into the air. When more moisture-laden air moves over land or converges into a storm system, it can produce more intense precipitation—for example, heavier rain and snow storms.

Does temperature affect precipitation? ›

As average temperatures at the Earth's surface rise, more evaporation occurs, which, in turn, increases overall precipitation. Therefore, a warming climate is expected to increase precipitation in many areas.

What is the difference between rain and precipitation? ›

The precipitation in the form of water is called rain. When the temperature is lower than 0 degrees celsius, precipitation takes place in the form of fine flakes of snow and is called snowfall.

What are the 3 types of precipitation? ›

The most common types of precipitation are rain, hail, and snow. Rain is precipitation that falls to the surface of the Earth as water droplets.

Is black ice black? ›

Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, is a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on roads. The ice itself is not black, but visually transparent, allowing the often black road below to be seen through it.

Why it rains after a hot day? ›

Warm air can hold more moisture than cool air. When the warmer air is cooled and the moisture condenses, it often rains more heavily.

Why does it rain after a very hot sunny day? ›

WHY DOES IT RAIN? The Sun's heat causes moisture from oceans and lakes to evaporate into the air, forming water vapor. The vapor rises, cools, and condenses (turns into a liquid) into tiny water droplets, which form clouds.

What shows the average temperature and precipitation in a place over a year? ›

A quick way to get an idea of the climate of a particular place is to look at a "climate graph," or "climgraph." A climate graph is what scientists create to show a particular location's average temperature and precipitation during the year.

What are 3 factors that affect precipitation? ›

Three factors that might influence the occurrence of precipitation are moisture supply, frontal position and atmospheric instability. Moisture supply: A rule of thumb is that when the relative humidity reaches or exceeds 70% at 850 mb (around 1,500 meters or 5,000 ft.

How is precipitation measured? ›

A rain gauge basically collects water falling on it and records the change over time in the rainfall depth, which is usually expressed in mm.

What is low precipitation? ›

. Low Precipitation (LP) Supercells lacking in liquid rainfall content. At the opposite end of the supercell scale is the Low Precipitation (LP) supercell.

What is extreme precipitation? ›

Extreme precipitation events are defined as days with precipitation in the top 1 percent of all days with precipitation. Date Range: 1901 - 2016. Contributors: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

Why is rain called precipitation? ›

Precipitation occurs when a portion of the atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor (reaching 100% relative humidity), so that the water condenses and "precipitates" or falls.

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Atlantic coast - Agadir , Essaouira , Casablanca , Tangier Mediterranean coast Inland areas - Marrakesh Mountain areas - Ifrane Best Time What to pack. There are spring-like winters, with long periods of good weather, and pleasantly warm, sunny summers.The rains are not abundant, however, from November to March, they can sometimes be intense and concentrated in a few hours, and they can fill the ancient river beds (called wadis ) and cause flooding.A cool sea current flows west of northern Africa, so the ocean remains cool even in summer; furthermore, because of this current, along the coast, fogs and mists can form on summer mornings, especially in the southern part.. In fact, strange as it may seem, the sea is a bit colder in the southern part of the coast (see Essaouira, Agadir) than in the northern part (from Tangier to Casablanca).. Although the normal temperatures are mild, a hot wind from the interior can blow for a few days throughout the year, bringing warm days in winter, with temperatures around 30 °C (86 °F), and scorching days in summer, with peaks above 40 °C (104 °F).Here are the average temperatures of Agadir.. In the southern part of the coast, rainfall is scarce, not reaching 250 millimeters (10 inches) per year, and occurs almost all from late autumn to early spring.. Agadir - Average precipitationMonthMillimetersInchesDaysJanuary5025February301.24March2515April160.63May50.22June101July000August101September60.21October200.83November301.24December401.66Year2258.835. Here are the average temperatures in Essaouira.. In Casablanca, a little more to the north of Essaouira, the average temperature ranges from 13 °C (55.5 °F) in January to 24 °C (75 °F) in August.. (Video) Temperature and precipitation averages. Tangier - Sea temperatureMonthCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)January1662February1661March1661April1762May1865June2069July2272August2374September2272October2169November1966December1763Year19.166.4 On the Mediterranean coast , the climate is typically Mediterranean: winters are mild and moderately rainy, and resemble those of the northern part of the Atlantic coast, while summers are hot and sunny, and they are hotter than on the Atlantic coast.. Moving towards the interior , the effect of the cold Atlantic current is sharply reduced, so the imperial cities have a climate characterized by hot summers, while winters are slightly colder, partly because of the higher altitude.. Further to the north, Fez, 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level, is a bit cooler and rainier: the average temperature ranges from 10 °C (50 °F) in January to 27 °C (80.5 °F) in August; annual precipitation is about 700 mm (27.5 in).. Ifrane - Average temperaturesMonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)January-0.88.94314839.3February0.59.95.2335041.4March1.411.96.6355344April2.813.28375646.4May617.511.8436453.2June9.422.516497260.7July13.728.721.2578470.2August13.928.921.4578470.5September1124.717.8527664.1October6.618.412.5446554.5November2.912.57.7375445.9December09.44.7324940.5Year5.617.311.4542.263.152.5In Ifrane, 1,100 mm (45 in) of rain fall per year; being on the western slope, in winter, it receives abundant precipitation.

In Greenland, an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, the climate is arctic along the north-central coasts (zone 1 on the map), where the temperatures of the warmest months are around freezing (0 °C or 32 °F) and subarctic on the south-central coasts (zone 2 on the map), where the average temperatures in the summer months are above freezing, but still below 10 °C (50 °F).. Finally, there is the vast inland area (zone 3 on the map), where the temperature remains around or below freezing even in the summer months.Greenland is a very large island and is very extended in latitude, in fact, the southern tip is located at the same latitude as Oslo (Norway), while the northernmost tip is the land closest to the North Pole, which is about 700 kilometres (400 miles) away.Much of the island is covered by an ice sheet , called Inlandsis , which formed over the millennia and is up to 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) thick in the interior.. Precipitation is most abundant on the coast of the far south-east, where it even exceeds 2,000 millimeters (80 inches) per year.The amount of sunshine is not very good, at least along the coasts, but in spring and summer, the sun can come out, also because of the long days, so it can be useful to bring sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses for the vast snow-covered areas.During the long winter, nights can be illuminated by the spectacular northern lights ( aurora borealis ).. The cities are often located in sheltered bays, but it's enough to go offshore to find a cold wind, and temperatures a few degrees above freezing even in summer.Now, let's have a look at the climate of some coastal towns and settlements.In the remote research station of Nord , located at a latitude of 81 degrees north, on the north-eastern coast, the average temperature ranges from -30 °C (-22 °F) in March to 3.5 °C (38.5 °F) in July.. We are in the arctic climate region, where it can snow even in summer.In Qaanaaq (Thule), the second most northerly town in the world, located on the north-west coast, at a distance of just 1,300 km (800 mi) from the North Pole, the average temperature ranges from -25 °C (-13 °F) in February to 5 °C (41 °F) in July; the coldest record is -43 °C (-45 °F) and the highest is 20 °C (68 °F).. Here, the polar night is long and runs from late October to mid-February, although for a few weeks, in October and February, when the sun still doesn't go above the horizon, there's a glimmer of dawn around noon; on the other hand, the sun never sets for a very long time, from late April to late August.Further south, in Upernavik , a town of a thousand inhabitants, located on the west coast and at a latitude of 72 degrees north, the average temperature ranges from -20 °C (-4 °F) in March to 5 °C (41 °F) in July and August.. Further to the south, in Ilulissat (or Jakobshavn in Danish), still on the west coast, and 300 kilometers (195 miles) north of the Arctic Circle, the day lasts 24 hours in June, nearly 24 hours in May and July, and 20 hours on average in August.. The thaw occurs during the month of May, while the temperature returns below freezing in late September or early October.Here are the average temperatures of Ilulissat.. For example, in Kangerlussuaq (Sondrestrom), located south of Ilulissat, about 130 km (80 mi) away from the coast, the average temperature ranges from -20 °C (-4 °F) in February to 10 °C (50 °F) in July.. In Nuuk (Godthåb), the capital, located 500 km (300 mi) south of Ilulissat, the average temperature ranges from -8 °C (18 °F) in February to 7 °C (44.5 °F) in July.. Continuing to the south, in Paamiut (formerly Frederikshab), the average temperature ranges from -7 °C (19 °F) in January to 7 °C (44.5 °F) in July; precipitation reaches 880 mm (34.5 in) per year, which means that during the long winter, a significant amount of snow accumulates.. For instance in the point called Eismitte , at the center of the island, about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) above sea level, an expedition in 1930 installed a weather station, which recorded an average temperature ranging from -47 °C (-53 °F) in February to -12 °C (10 °F) in July.. The lowest recorded temperature was -65 °C (-85 °F) and the highest was -3 °C (27 °F).The hours of sunshine recorded in that short period show that the sun often shines in summer, also because of the long days, especially in June.. In the more recent scientific station of Summit Camp , located near the highest point of the ice plateau, where the altitude reaches 3,200 meters (10,500 ft), the average temperature ranges from -42 °C (-44 °F) in January to -13 °C (9 °F) in July; the coldest record so far is -67 °C (-88.5 °F), while the highest has been 3.6 °C (38.5 °F).. In the regions having an arctic climate, and in particular, along the northern coast, where what matters most is the temperature, you may prefer July and August, and especially July because it's the least cold.Even in midsummer, you must be equipped for the freezing cold, if you plan to visit the inland plateau and the mountains ; on the northern coast, the temperature is around freezing, so you will need to wear winter clothes.

Average weather, temperature, rainfall, when to go, what to pack. Given that cold air masses reach Scotland from the north and England from the east, it's not surprising that, in addition to West Wales, the mildest area is south-western England (Devon and Cornwall), where the average temperature in January and February hovers around 6.5 °C (43.5 °F, see Plymouth).. In March, and sometimes even in April, there may be cold periods, with occasional snowfalls, more likely in inland and northern areas.. During summer, the rains are more frequent and abundant in the north than in the south: in Manchester , there are on average 11 days with rainfall in July, while they are "only" 8 in London.. Here are the average temperatures.. The sea in Newcastle is cold even in summer, and reaches just 15 °C (59 °F) August.. Here is the average sea temperature.. Here are the average temperatures.. Plymouth is located on the southern coast, the mildest and sunniest in England.

More to the south, the winter climate is less cold, while summer is still very cool, in fact, the average in July and August remains around 10 °C (50 °F).. Here are the average temperatures.. Here is the sea temperature in Cold Bay (which is located on the south coast).. So, the climate here is cold but not too much in winter, with averages around 0/2 °C (32/36 °F) in the winter months, and very cool in summer, when the maximum temperatures are similar to those of Cold Bay, around 14 °C (57 °F).. In inland areas, the sun shines more often than on the coast; from April to June in Fairbanks there are as high as 10/11 hours of sunshine per day.. Here are the average temperatures.. Near Anchorage, and along the southern coast of Alaska, the sea is cold in winter but does not freeze.. Here, the average temperature in January is -5.5 °C (22 °F), while in July it's 13 °C (55.5 °F).. Here winters are cold, in fact, the January average is -2 °C (28.5 °F).. Here are the average temperatures.. Near Juneau and along the southeast coast, the sea temperature is similar to that of Anchorage and the south coast.. In Ketchikan , the southernmost city of Alaska (it is located at 55 degrees north latitude), precipitation amounts to almost 4 meters (13 feet) per year.. Here are the average temperatures.. In inland areas, it's mild to warm during the day, and sometimes even hot, but at night it gets cool, and sometimes even cold.. June is the best month in most of the country, except on the north coast, in fact, it's just cooler than July and August, but the sun shines more often, and rainy days occur more rarely.

Now, if you are attracted to the thought of traveling to Vietnam, you may wonder: What is the best time of the year to visit Vietnam ?. Vietnam climate varies throughout the country at different times of the year, so it is essential to distinguish between the featured weather and climate of each region in Vietnam.. December : about 30°C, with 5 sunshine hours, 7 rainy days, 28°C water temperature January: about 30°C, with 5 sunshine hours, 3 rainy days, 27°C water temperature February : about 32°C, with 6 sunshine hours, 2 rainy days, 27°C water temperature March: about 33°C, with 6 sunshine hours, 3 rainy days, 27°C water temperature April: about 34°C, with 7 sunshine hours, 4 rainy days, 28°C water temperature Best places to visit Southern Vietnam:. MonthBest places to travel March – May Phu Quoc Island, Nam Du archipelago June – August Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) September – November Vung Tau, Ho Tram, Con Dao, Long Hai December – February Mekong Delta Light cotton clothesQuality walking shoesSunblockBackpack Best places to visit Vietnam each month:. MonthWhere you should visitWhere you shouldn’t visitJanuary Phu Quoc Island, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hanoi, Mekong Delta, Ban Gioc Waterfall, Moc Chau Fansipan (Sapa), Cat Ba island, Ha Giang February Hoi An, Mui Ne, Con Dao, Phu Quoc Island, Hanoi, Mekong Delta, Sapa Fansipan (Sapa), Cat Ba island, Ha Giang March Tay Nguyen (Pleiku & Gia Lai), Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Dien Bien Phu, Quy Nhon, Ninh Thuan, Ho Chi Minh City April Hanoi, Sapa, Ly Son Island, Ninh Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay, Hue, Da Nang Public beaches on April 30 holiday May Mu Cang Chai, Cat Ba Island, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Nha Trang, Halong Bay Public beaches on May 1 holiday June Hue, Danang, Con Dao Island, Hoi An, Da Lat, Mui Ne Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Northwest Vietnam July Halong Bay, Phu Quoc Island, Phong Nha Ke Bang, Da Lat, Con Dao Island, Mui Ne Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Northwest Vietnam August Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Phong Nha Ke Bang, Nha Trang, Cat Ba Island, Mui Ne Mekong Delta, Coastal beaches where typhoons happen, Northwest Vietnam September Hanoi, Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Bach Ma National Park, Hue, Phu Quoc Island, Mui Ne Phong Nha Ke Bang, Hoi An, Coastal beaches where typhoons happen October Ha Giang, Hanoi, Sapa, Can Tho – Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, Da Lat, Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc Waterfall Phong Nha Ke Bang, Hoi An, Coastal beaches where typhoons happen November Hanoi, Ha Giang, Sapa, Halong Bay, Can Tho – Mekong Delta, Moc Chau, Mui Ne, Con Dao Island, Long Hai, Ho Tram, Ho Chi Minh City Phong Nha Ke Bang, Hoi An, Coastal beaches where typhoons happen December Moc Chau, Halong Bay, Ban Gioc waterfall – Ba Be Lake, Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc Island Wondering about the best time of the year to visit Vietnam?. Hope that after reading this brief guide on the best time of the year to visit Vietnam, you to better plan your trip to Vietnam.

Sydney – Average precipitationMonthMillimetersInchesDaysJanuary1556.123February1305.117March1305.116April1355.314May1054.115June953.714July903.515August1003.915September1204.716October1455.719November1556.120December1656.523Year151559.6206On average, there are around 1,815 sunshine hours per year.. furthermore, are frequent along the coasts, particularly the southern one, due to the percolation of damp air coming from the south ( in fact, the Gulf Stream flows not far aside ) .is reasonably well distributed throughout the class, and ranges from 1,100 millimeters ( 43.5 inches ) per year on the north seashore, to 1,500 millimeter ( 59 in ) on the south slide, to 2,000 millimeter ( 78 in ) in the north of Cape Breton island.is abundant : broadly, 1 and a half meters ( 59 in ) of coke drop per year on the southerly slide, 2 and a half meters ( 98 in ) on the northerly one, and astir to 4 meters ( 157 in ) in the north of Cape Breton island ( see Ingonish ).. here is the average precipitation.On average, there are around 1,815hours per year.. here is the average precipitation.On average, there are around 1,960hours per year.. here is the average precipitation.On average, there are around 1,900hours per year.

Yearly surface temperature compared to the 20 th -century average from 1880–2021.. To calculate a global average temperature, scientists begin with temperature measurements taken at locations around the globe.. All show Earth is warming.. The graph shows global temperatures compared to the 20th-century average each year from 2021 (right) back to 1976 (left)–the last year the world was cooler than average.. For more regional details and 2021 climate statistics, see the 2021 Annual Climate Report from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.. Climate Science Special Report , if yearly emissions continue to increase rapidly, as they have since 2000, models project that by the end of this century, global temperature will be at least 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1901-1960 average, and possibly as much as 10.2 degrees warmer.

Figure 3.4 | Projected changes in extremes at 1.5 degrees Celsius (left) and 2 degrees Celsius (middle) of global warming compared to the pre-industrial period (1861–1880), and the difference between 1.5 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius of global warming (right).. At 1.5 degrees Celsius warming, about 14 percent of Earth’s population will be exposed to severe heatwaves at least once every five years, while at 2 degrees warming that number jumps to 37 percent.. The report states that up to 50 percent fewer people on Earth may see increased climate change-induced water stress by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, depending on future socioeconomic conditions, though the degree will vary regionally.. Biome Shifts — The report projects entire ecosystems will transform, with about 13 percent of land areas projected to see their ecosystems shift from one type of biome to another at 2 degrees Celsius warming — about 50 percent more area than at 1.5 degrees warming.. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Sea Level – The report’s authors find that even if the temperature increase is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, sea level will continue to rise, as heat already stored in the oceans from human-produced warming causes them to expand.. Risks are projected to be highest in South and Southeast Asia, but sea level rise will significantly impact areas all around the world to varying degrees.. Sea level rise will significantly impact areas all around the world to varying degrees.. Credit: NASA/UCI. These risks are higher at 2 degrees Celsius warming.. According to the IPCC special report, at 1.5 degrees Celsius warming, the geographic ranges of many marine species will shift to higher latitudes, new ecosystems will appear, and there will be more damage to marine ecosystems, according to the report.. These risks are higher at 2 degrees Celsius warming.. The IPCC special report says that many marine and coastal ecosystems will see increased risks of irreversible loss at 2 degrees Celsius warming.. The IPCC special report says small islands and coastal and low-lying areas around the world will see multiple climate-related risks at 1.5 degrees Celsius warming, with these risks increasing further at 2 degrees warming.

It may seem counterintuitive but cold weather events like these do not disprove global warming, because weather and climate are two different things.. Weather refers to the short-term conditions of the lower atmosphere, such as precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind speed, and atmospheric pressure.. The sun drives different types of weather by heating air in the lower atmosphere at varying rates.. Warm air rises and cold air rushes in to fill its place, causing wind.. The atmospheric conditions that influence weather are always fluctuating, which is why the weather is always changing.. These forecasts are important because weather influences many aspects of human activity.. This is why it is possible to have an especially cold spell even though, on average, global temperatures are rising.. The former is a weather event that takes place over the course of days, while the latter indicates an overall change in climate, which occurs over decades.. As with weather, climate takes into account precipitation, wind speed and direction, humidity, and temperature.. Climate conditions vary between different regions of the world and influence the types of plants and animals that live there.. The global climate has always been in a state of flux.. The overall effect is that the global temperature rises, leading to a phenomenon known as global warming.. Scientists cannot directly attribute any specific extreme weather event to climate change, but they are certain that climate change makes extreme weather more likely.

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