The Taiwan Weather Thread


#1782

That’s a serious looking radar image!

Seems we’ve got the old ‘typhoon-feeding-into-the-north-east monsoon-deal’

That spells huge rain all day


#1783

This pretty much qualifies as a typhoon event now - in late November! Definitely typhoon influenced. Pouring rain here with a stiff north easterly wind - and quite cold. Bad news is that it’s also slow moving.

Pity the poor bastards at the Taiwan Surf Open - today is the final


#1784

Typhoon? uhm…?

Here in Hsinchuang it’s raining, the weather is shitty, it’s a perfect day for staying at home… which is not what I would like to do :frowning:


#1785

Unexpected weather by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

Two weeks drenched in rain, and today the Lost City of Atlantis-Yilan rises from the bottom of the ocean.


#1786

Taipei City 28~37° 0% mostly clear
New Taipei City 28~37° 0% mostly clear
Keelung City 27~35° 10% mostly clear
Hsinchu County 29~34° 0% mostly clear
Hsinchu City 28~34° 0% mostly clear
Miaoli County 28~34° 0% mostly clear

Is this true? A max of 37c in Taipei in December??
Doesnt seem right does it?

This was from Taipei Times. They are obviously on crack.


#1787

Nope. Accurate. From personal experience, yes, it was/is/will be that hot. It was like that a couple of weeks ago, it is 28 today.


#1788

Amazing weather today, after 300+mm of rain from Thursday night until yesterday, having some sunlight here in Yilan felt really great.


#1789

Unless i missed something, that can’t be right (the temp, not the crack part). In fact, a cold-snap should be coming on Wednesday. (Doc, get the shorts and T-shirt ready - it’s likely to hit 16C for the first time)

There has been some weird weather but 37 C in Taipei in Dec should still be a few years down the track, ba…

It’s been ideal here for weeks. I could enjoy the winter even better if my brain would stop creeping me out by sub-consciously multiplying it by the spectre of another summer

Taipei again blew the ave temp out of the water with 22.6 for Nov. (ave = 17.9)

Ali Shan was 5.6 degrees above ave!

That’s the same story as the preceding few months - this must be a record hot year for Taiwan - i’m guessing by a long way


#1790

its been comfortable. lets see how well January and February hold up. last year was pure hell.


#1791

Yes it’s very extreme. Month after month of records broken.
It seems drier than usual in places like Miaoli too.

Of course it wasn’t just Taiwan, it’s a global phenomenon.


#1792

Stands to reason Jan and Feb up to early March will be colder then normal?


#1793

Depends on the ole Jet stream winds, if they get bumped south again.


#1794

First year I was here, the first time it dipped below 20°C was Christmas Eve


#1795

They did forecast a warmer winter. Hence, I do expect it to snow again.


#1796

29C Forecast for Taipei today! That’s more than 8C above the Dec average


#1797

I wore too much. T-shirt, hoodie, windbreaker jacket.

I felt quite warm on the scooter commute to the office this morning.


#1798

Yilan from above by Thomas "Bis" Passarini, on Flickr

Not bad for December, especially compared to last year!


#1799

Yep, warm winter all right.


#1800

Yes, riding the scooter in short sleeves today. Would have made it a tank top, but I have an embarrassing mole on my shoulder. :smirk:


#1801

Bootiful weather…global warming has one side benefit for us.