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

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

When to go to Matsu, Taiwan

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

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

January

January in Matsu is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Matsu in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Matsu is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Matsu in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Matsu in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Matsu during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Matsu during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

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

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

December

If you visit Matsu during December, you are likely to find that it is chilly and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Matsu, 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 Matsu
  • 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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