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

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

When to go to Jiufen, Taiwan

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Jiufen in January, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Jiufen in March, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Jiufen during April, you are likely to find that it is warm and very rainy. 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).

Humidity is generally around 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:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

May

May in Jiufen is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

June

If you visit Jiufen during June, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

July

If you are traveling to Jiufen in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

August

In August, Jiufen is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

September

September here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

October

In October, Jiufen is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into 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 Jiufen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

November

November in Jiufen is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

December

If you are traveling to Jiufen in December, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jiufen, 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 Jiufen
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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