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China – Best time to go

Best time to visit China

The spring and autumn are popular times to visit China as conditions are warm and dry and foliage is at its most colourful.

June to August is best for trekking and visiting the mountains.

During the summer, humidity in large cities may reach 50% - 78% and temperatures may reach over 30°C. 

Best times to visit

The weather in China varies throughout the country, please visit the individual destination pages below to find out more.

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-4ºC
3mm
Guilin
8ºC
88mm
Hong Kong
16ºC
29mm
Shanghai
4ºC
39mm
Xian
1ºC
8mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
5mm
Guilin
10ºC
98mm
Hong Kong
18ºC
57mm
Shanghai
6ºC
59mm
Xian
3ºC
11mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
7ºC
17mm
Guilin
14ºC
147mm
Hong Kong
20ºC
43mm
Shanghai
9ºC
81mm
Xian
8ºC
26mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
26mm
Guilin
20ºC
214mm
Hong Kong
24ºC
120mm
Shanghai
15ºC
102mm
Xian
15ºC
40mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
20ºC
44mm
Guilin
24ºC
354mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
218mm
Shanghai
20ºC
115mm
Xian
20ºC
44mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
25ºC
72mm
Guilin
27ºC
437mm
Hong Kong
28ºC
463mm
Shanghai
24ºC
152mm
Xian
25ºC
64mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
27ºC
185mm
Guilin
29ºC
223mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
496mm
Shanghai
29ºC
128mm
Xian
26ºC
90mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
26ºC
156mm
Guilin
29ºC
140mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
569mm
Shanghai
29ºC
133mm
Xian
25ºC
83mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
21ºC
55mm
Guilin
27ºC
87mm
Hong Kong
27ºC
358mm
Shanghai
24ºC
156mm
Xian
21ºC
87mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
35mm
Guilin
22ºC
70mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
137mm
Shanghai
19ºC
61mm
Xian
15ºC
56mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
5ºC
17mm
Guilin
17ºC
64mm
Hong Kong
22ºC
24mm
Shanghai
13ºC
51mm
Xian
8ºC
23mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
3mm
Guilin
11ºC
52mm
Hong Kong
17ºC
37mm
Shanghai
7ºC
35mm
Xian
2ºC
9mm

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