Taiwan weather & when to go: June
June is the beginning of summer in Taiwan however, unlike most of Europe, this doesn't bring with it the promise of better travel conditions. Whilst it is undoubtedly getting hotter, it's also getting wetter and this is a constant story across the country.
June's weather in detail
In fact June is the wettest month of the year in Taiwan, especially across Tainan, Kenting and the southern regions.
Average temperatures in Taipei and northern Taiwan during June are in the region of 26-30°C and many locals head to the coast or to the hills of Alishan for respite from the heat and humidity. The approaching typhoon season draws surfers to the surf hotspots of Jin Shan and Baishawan in the far north of the island.
In Kenting and Taiwan’s tropical south it’s hotter still, with temperatures regularly pushing the mercury above 30°C. However, the arrival of the south west monsoon brings frequent afternoon storms that freshen the air for a short while. This monsoon will also bring major rainfall to the central highlands in June, so trekking in the region is best avoided this month.
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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
Dragon Boat Festival
Spectacular festive boat races in Taipei, Lukang and Kaohsiung commemorate the attempt in 277 BC to rescue Chu Yuan, a patriotic poet, from drowning. Teams come from all around the world to take part – and to eat tzungtzu, rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves.