Dawu, Taitung

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Coordinates: 22°22′N 120°54′E / 22.367°N 120.900°E / 22.367; 120.900

Dawu Township in Taitung County
Dawu Township

Dawu Township (Chinese: 大武鄉; pinyin: Dàwǔ Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Ta4-wu3 Hsiang1) is a rural township in Taitung County, Taiwan.

Climate[edit]

Dawu has a tropical monsoon climate. The township is known for its extreme heat due to Foehn wind effects during the daytime especially during the summer months.

A view of tennis court fields and general school grounds for Dawu Junior High School, August 2014
Climate data for Dawu (normals 1981–2010, extremes 1940-present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
34.3
(93.7)
37.2
(99)
36.9
(98.4)
39.4
(102.9)
38.2
(100.8)
38.4
(101.1)
38.1
(100.6)
37.3
(99.1)
35.3
(95.5)
34.4
(93.9)
33.0
(91.4)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
24.5
(76.1)
26.5
(79.7)
28.7
(83.7)
30.6
(87.1)
32.2
(90)
32.8
(91)
32.4
(90.3)
31.1
(88)
29.6
(85.3)
27.3
(81.1)
24.6
(76.3)
28.7
(83.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
20.9
(69.6)
22.6
(72.7)
24.7
(76.5)
26.5
(79.7)
28.0
(82.4)
28.6
(83.5)
28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81)
26.0
(78.8)
24.0
(75.2)
21.3
(70.3)
24.9
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
18.1
(64.6)
19.5
(67.1)
21.5
(70.7)
23.2
(73.8)
24.6
(76.3)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
24.2
(75.6)
23.0
(73.4)
21.1
(70)
18.5
(65.3)
21.8
(71.2)
Record low °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
11.3
(52.3)
11.8
(53.2)
13.8
(56.8)
15.9
(60.6)
19.2
(66.6)
20.5
(68.9)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
16.6
(61.9)
14.5
(58.1)
11.4
(52.5)
10
(50)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 42.2
(1.661)
44.3
(1.744)
46.4
(1.827)
72.4
(2.85)
192.2
(7.567)
364.4
(14.346)
391.0
(15.394)
429.8
(16.921)
408.7
(16.091)
182.9
(7.201)
82.1
(3.232)
47.3
(1.862)
2,303.7
(90.696)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.8 11.7 10.8 11.7 13.7 15.0 12.5 14.4 16.8 13.8 10.2 9.9 152.3
Average relative humidity (%) 71.6 73.1 73.5 75.3 77.5 78.2 77.9 78.7 78.7 73.1 70.6 69.3 74.79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 113.9 106.6 134.1 145.5 164.4 195.7 242.6 216.0 171.1 167.3 139.0 121.2 1,917.4
Source: [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises five villages: Dajhu, Daniao, Dawu, Nanhsing and Shangwu.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Bustling activities at the Dawu Night Market

Transportation[edit]

Dawu Township is accessible from Dawu Station and Guzhuang Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

References[edit]

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