Introduction to Qingdao Climate
Neighboring the Yellow Sea (Huang Hai), the city has a temperate monsoon climate with distinct marine features.
All four seasons are mild without extreme cold or hot temperatures. Generally the golden travel period is from the end of March to early November. The last ten days of August are the best times for seaside traveling due to the mild seawater temperature. The air is temperate and humid with abundant rainfall, and the temperature differences during a day are slight. The hottest season is in August with the average temperature of 25.1C (77.2F) and the coldest in January with the average temperature of 0.9C below zero (30.4F). Autumn and winter in Qingdao are windy; in winter the temperature drops below zero centigrade, although the sea does not freeze. Winter swimming challenges the courageous.