Chengdu Weather in December

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Chengdu weather is not as cold as that of Beijing in December because it is located in a basin in south China, but the climate is damp which makes it unpleasant. Also, there is no central heating, so you may feel cold even though the average low temperature seldom falls below 0 °C (32°F). However, it depends on which climatic region in the world you come from.

December is the tourist off season in Chengdu, so it is easier to get discounted flights and rooms. You can lower the cost for entrance fee of tourist attractions as well.

Averages for Chengdu Weather in December

Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
Low Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
Humidity: 82%
Rainfall: 5mm
Rainy Days: 5 days
Sunrise: 07:43 ~ 08:01
Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:12
Air Quality in December
Average AQI:125
Chengdu Air Quality in December

What to Wear

Generally, it is ok to wear a jumper and a coat, or a down coat, but the climate can be bitterly cold on mountainous areas in winter such as Mt. Emei and Huanglong, as the ground can be covered with snow. Crampons for your shoes are a must if you want to visit such areas or a skiing resort.
Chengdu Clothes in December December Wear in Chengdu

Where to Go

Mt.Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha are worth a visit in December. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is highly recommended. Cute pandas don't hibernating in December. On the contrary, they really love to play in winter. Ancient towns like Pingle and Huanglongxi become quiet and pleasant. Attractions within the downtown area such as Jinli Street, Wide and Narrow Alley, and Jinsha Site Museum should not be missed.
 
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Other Tips

It is not advised to visit Jiuzhai Valley and Huanglong Scenic Reserve in December as the road up to the mountain may be covered by heavy snow or thick ice. The high slopes of the path can become very dangerous. Besides, if you want to see Leshan Giant Buddha by boat for a good view, it's not advisable because it's too cold and there is less water.

What is the temperature in Chengdu in December?

High/Low Temperatures of Chengdu in December
Temperatures Graph of Chengdu in December
Air Quality of Chengdu in December
Chengdu AQI Graph in December

Historical Chengdu Weather in December

Dec Temperature  Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low
1 13.2°C / 55.8°F 9.6°C / 49.3°F 07:43 / 18:02 73
2 13°C / 55.4°F 9.2°C / 48.6°F 07:44 / 18:02 80
3 11.9°C / 53.4°F 9.5°C / 49.1°F 07:45 / 18:02 82
4 13.1°C / 55.6°F 7.6°C / 45.7°F 07:46 / 18:02 83
5 15.1°C / 59.2°F 6.9°C / 44.4°F 07:46 / 18:02 75
6 12.5°C / 54.5°F 10.1°C / 50.2°F 07:47 / 18:02 65
7 10.7°C / 51.3°F 8°C / 46.4°F 07:48 / 18:02 80
8 9.4°C / 48.9°F 6°C / 42.8°F 07:49 / 18:02 83
9 8.5°C / 47.3°F 7.1°C / 44.8°F 07:49 / 18:02 89
10 12.7°C / 54.9°F 4.2°C / 39.6°F 07:50 / 18:03 81
11 12.4°C / 54.3°F 3°C / 37.4°F 07:51 / 18:03 86
12 9.3°C / 48.7°F 7.5°C / 45.5°F 07:51 / 18:03 87
13 10.3°C / 50.5°F 7.7°C / 45.9°F 07:52 / 18:03 87
14 10°C / 50°F 7.3°C / 45.1°F 07:53 / 18:04 81
15 9.4°C / 48.9°F 7.9°C / 46.2°F 07:53 / 18:04 86
16 10.7°C / 51.3°F 8°C / 46.4°F 07:54 / 18:04 86
17 9.4°C / 48.9°F 7.6°C / 45.7°F 07:55 / 18:05 84
18 11.7°C / 53.1°F 5.9°C / 42.6°F 07:55 / 18:05 74
19 8.7°C / 47.7°F 5.9°C / 42.6°F 07:56 / 18:05 47
20 8.1°C / 46.6°F 4.9°C / 40.8°F 07:56 / 18:06 59
21 8.2°C / 46.8°F 5.7°C / 42.3°F 07:57 / 18:06 70
22 12.6°C / 54.7°F 3.4°C / 38.1°F 07:57 / 18:07 72
23 10.7°C / 51.3°F 6.7°C / 44.1°F 07:58 / 18:07 80
24 9.5°C / 49.1°F 1.8°C / 35.2°F 07:58 / 18:08 93
25 11.7°C / 53.1°F 5.8°C / 42.4°F 07:59 / 18:08 69
26 12.6°C / 54.7°F 1°C / 33.9°F 07:59 / 18:09 58
27 8.7°C / 47.7°F 6.4°C / 43.5°F 07:59 / 18:10 53
28 10.2°C / 50.4°F 5.8°C / 42.4°F 08:00 / 18:10 62
29 9.7°C / 49.5°F 6.1°C / 43°F 08:00 / 18:11 71
30 12°C / 53.6°F 3.3°C / 37.9°F 08:00 / 18:12 70
31 6.5°C / 43.7°F 3°C / 37.4°F 08:01 / 18:12 80
- Last modified on Dec. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Weather in December
Asked by Tan Kim Bock from MALAYSIA | Dec. 11, 2018 00:25Reply
Is there enough snow in Xiling snow mountain for skiing in November?
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Answered by Aria from GERMANY | Dec. 12, 2018 00:03
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Well, I'm afraid not. Generally speaking, December is the appropriate time to skiing. In November, there won't have enough snow.
Answered by James from MALAYSIA | Dec. 12, 2018 01:48
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Thanks Aria... Appreciate it.
Asked by Ayu from SHENZHEN, CHINA | Nov. 24, 2017 21:52Reply
Will there be enough snow in December 20th at Xiling Snow Mountain for skiing?
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Answered by Maggie from FRANCE | Nov. 26, 2017 19:20
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Don’t worry, there will be enough snow at that time! Enjoy yourself!
Answered by Ayu from INDONESIA | Nov. 27, 2017 00:39
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Thanks Maggie! Looking forward!
Asked by Mandhaksha from SRI LANKA | Aug. 13, 2017 01:49Reply
I planing to visit chengdu in december. Is the city getting snow?
Answers (1)
Answered by Terra from GERMANY | Aug. 14, 2017 02:57
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It hardly snows in winter in Southern China, especially the downtown area. If you want enjoy snow scenery, you can go to Xiling Snow Mountain or E’mei Mountain near the city.
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