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Winter lasts, northeast monsoon, southwest monsoon, high elevations, Typhoons

Taiwans climate is described as tropical and subtropical, and rainfall is abundant. The average annual precipitation is about 4,000 mm (about 160 in). During winter, northern Taiwan experiences the northeast monsoon, which brings heavy rain from October to March. The north is somewhat less wet in summer, when southern Taiwan receives heavy precipitation from the southwest monsoon. Typhoons occur between June and October. Frost and snow appear only at high elevations in the Chungyang Range. Summers are hot and humid, with an average temperature of 28C (82F). Winter lasts from December until February and is mild, with an average January temperature of 18C (64F).



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Winter lasts, northeast monsoon, southwest monsoon, high elevations, Typhoons, average annual precipitation, average temperature, Frost, heavy rain, rainfall, Summers, snow

 
 

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