Taiwan experiences a subtropical climate, with summers from the month of May to September. The average low and high temperature respectively at 24 °C (75 °F) and 27 °C (80 °F). In the south it feels hotter with temperature hitting 30 °C (86 °F).
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). The exchange rate in recent months is around NT$30 for US$1, foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.
- Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
- Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.