Best Time to Visit China

In China the weather has four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in China comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February with the more extreme temperatures being in the higher altitudes. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to China. Summer which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season is surprisingly the peak season.

Climate guide for China

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Beijing & Around -2°C 0mm -1°C 0mm 9°C 0mm 15°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 13°C 0mm 5°C 0mm -2°C 0mm
Guangxi & Around 18°C 0mm 18°C 0mm 20°C 0mm 24°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 30°C 0mm 30°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 18°C 0mm
Northeast China 15°C 36mm 17°C 80mm 22°C 9mm 27°C 8mm 31°C 6mm 30°C 131mm 27°C 500mm 28°C 340mm 26°C 201mm 23°C 5mm 21°C 0mm 14°C 24mm
Qinghai 18°C 3mm 21°C 54mm 22°C 119mm 26°C 138mm 26°C 272mm 30°C 220mm 30°C 217mm 30°C 358mm 29°C 183mm 27°C 58mm 23°C 3mm 19°C 8mm
Shanghai and Eastern China 6°C 0mm 7°C 0mm 12°C 0mm 17°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 29°C 0mm 25°C 0mm 21°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 10°C 0mm
Tibet 5°C 81mm 8°C 24mm 10°C 16mm 12°C 80mm 14°C 72mm 20°C 27mm 24°C 79mm 22°C 80mm 19°C 24mm 15°C 63mm 9°C 161mm 9°C 70mm
Xian & Around -1°C 7mm 3°C 8mm 11°C 1mm 17°C 55mm 20°C 21mm 25°C 111mm 27°C 55mm 26°C 81mm 20°C 163mm 14°C 76mm 8°C 10mm 2°C 0mm
Yunnan 21°C 0mm 21°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 25°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 30°C 2mm 32°C 26mm 31°C 59mm 30°C 19mm 29°C 26mm 26°C 14mm 22°C 0mm
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