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Best time to visit China

To go to China, the best time to visit is April through October. In this period you have a hot temperature and little precipitation. In China, July is the warmest month with 90°F and the most cold month is 33°F in January.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in China, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate North China by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 33 39 54 68 81 87 90 87 77 65 48 35
Precipitation (inch) 0 1 1 3 5 11 21 16 9 5 3 0

Weather data from: Beijing

Climate East China by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 47 50 57 66 76 80 88 88 81 73 63 51
Precipitation (inch) 11 19 18 11 16 45 44 33 25 14 17 16

Weather data from: Shanghai

Climate South China by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 65 69 74 80 86 89 91 92 89 84 77 67
Precipitation (inch) 7 13 19 28 56 49 42 42 43 16 9 7

Weather data from: Guangzhou

Climate West China by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 33 35 42 48 55 60 61 61 58 50 44 38
Precipitation (inch) 7 13 6 4 5 8 20 21 12 4 1 2

Weather data from: Tibet







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Climate China

Click on a region of China to view the climate:

Climate North China (Beijing) by month

North China has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for North China is 34° degrees and there is about 76 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 279 days a year with an average humidity of 46% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 33 39 54 68 81 87 90 87 77 65 48 35
Night temp. (°F) 18 24 35 46 57 65 70 67 57 48 33 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 0 1 1 3 5 11 21 16 9 5 3 0
Days with rain 1 1 4 6 8 11 13 11 7 5 2 1
Days with snow 1 2 1 - - - - - - - 1 1
Dry days 29 25 26 24 23 19 18 20 23 26 27 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 11 11 11 11 11 10 7 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 3 2 2

Weather data from: Beijing

Climate East China (Shanghai) by month

East China has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for East China is 39° degrees and there is about 269 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 174 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 47 50 57 66 76 80 88 88 81 73 63 51
Night temp. (°F) 38 39 44 52 62 70 77 78 71 63 54 42
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 11 19 18 11 16 45 44 33 25 14 17 16
Days with rain 10 12 14 11 12 17 19 19 17 9 12 9
Days with snow 2 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 19 14 17 19 19 13 12 12 13 22 18 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 7 9 9 8 10 10 8 7 5 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 5 5 3 3

Weather data from: Shanghai

Climate South China (Guangzhou) by month

South China has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for South China is 51° degrees and there is about 330 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 138 days a year with an average humidity of 73% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 65 69 74 80 86 89 91 92 89 84 77 67
Night temp. (°F) 53 58 63 69 74 77 79 79 77 70 64 54
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 7 13 19 28 56 49 42 42 43 16 9 7
Days with rain 10 13 18 20 22 24 25 23 21 11 10 8
Dry days 21 15 13 10 9 6 6 8 9 20 20 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 5 5 5 8 8 10 8 8 7 5 5
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 4

Weather data from: Guangzhou

Climate West China (Tibet) by month

West China has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for West China is 19° degrees and there is about 103 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 209 days a year with an average humidity of 51% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 33 35 42 48 55 60 61 61 58 50 44 38
Night temp. (°F) 15 16 21 27 33 39 45 45 39 29 24 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 7 13 6 4 5 8 20 21 12 4 1 2
Days with rain 4 3 4 6 5 7 19 20 10 2 1 2
Days with snow 7 10 6 2 - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 20 15 21 22 26 23 12 11 20 29 28 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 10 12 12 12 11 12 11 7 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 2

Weather data from: Tibet





China weather by month

What is the average China weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

China weather

The weather for China over the next 14 days will be 32°F till 45° and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for China is based on the weather in Beijing.

5-day weather forecast China

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Friday
27 january
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34°F
21°F
0 in
6 m/s
Saturday
28 january
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37°F
23°F
0 in
6 m/s
Sunday
29 january
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43°F
28°F
0 in
4 m/s
Monday
30 january
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37°F
27°F
0 in
1 m/s
Tuesday
31 january
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45°F
28°F
0 in
9 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for China





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Frequently asked questions

Where is China?

China lies in a straight line about 7,144 miles from United States (New York → Beijing).

How long is the flight to China?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to China is approximately 14 hours.

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What are the largest airports in China?

These are the largest airports in China:

  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) in Shanghai
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing
  • Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY) in Beijing
  • Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) in Shenzhen
  • Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) in Wuhan
  • Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN) in Tianjin
  • Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) in Chongqing
  • Taoxian Airport (SHE) in Shenyang
  • Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) in Chengdu

How many inhabitants does China have?

China has 1,392,650,000 inhabitants.

How big is China?

The surface area of China is 5,948,600 mi². It is 24x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of China?

The capital of China is Beijing.

What is the currency of China?

In China, the Chinese yuan renminbi (CNY) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 27 January 2023

  • 1 US dollar = 6.58 Chinese yuan renminbi
  • 1 Chinese yuan renminbi = 0.15 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 657.85 Chinese yuan renminbi
  • 100 Chinese yuan renminbi = 15.20 US dollar

What is the area code of China?

The area code to call China is +86.