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Being located in a subtropical region, Taiwan has a marine tropical climate without drastic differences betweens seasons. Summers are long and hot, lasting from April or May to September or October. Temperatures of 35 °C or above with high levels of humidity are common. Besides, Taiwan is frequently hit by typhoons during the summer months.
The winters are short and mild, although snow does fall in the mountains and occasionally at lower elevations in the north. Winter temperatures in the Taipei area can fall below 15 °C.
The Central Weather Bureau offers a more detailed description of climatic conditions, daily and weekly weather forecats severe weather advisories, typhoon and earthquake information.
The Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Taiwan Air Quality Index which offers daily updates of Air poolution readings on the island.