Hsinchu, Taiwan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Hsinchu, Taiwan? If you're planning to go to Hsinchu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Hsinchu, Taiwan

Based on the climate and weather in Hsinchu, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Hsinchu, Taiwan by month

January

January in Hsinchu can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

February

If you visit Hsinchu during February, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

March

March for Hsinchu is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

April

If you vacation in Hsinchu during April, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

May in Hsinchu is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

June

If you vacation in Hsinchu during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you are traveling to Hsinchu in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

August

August in Hsinchu is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

September

Traveling to Hsinchu in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

October

Traveling to Hsinchu in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you vacation in Hsinchu during November, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you are traveling to Hsinchu in December, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Hsinchu, Taiwan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hsinchu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Hsinchu
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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