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

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

When to go to Hualien, Taiwan

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

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

January

If you visit Hualien during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Hualien is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Hualien is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hualien, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Hualien during May, you are likely to find that it is hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Hualien is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Hualien in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Hualien during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Hualien is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hualien, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Hualien during November, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Hualien is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hualien, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hualien, 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 Hualien
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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