Chengdu Weather in December
CityWeatherChengdu 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
Rainy Days: 5 days
Sunrise: 07:43 ~ 08:01
Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:12
Air Quality in December
Generally, it is ok to wear a jumper and a coat, or a down coat, but the climate in Chengdu in December 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.
What to Wear in Chengdu in December
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.
Where to Go in Chengdu in December
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
Air Quality of Chengdu in December
Historical Chengdu Weather in December
|Dec||Temperature||Sunrise / Sunset||Humi- |
|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|
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- Last updated on Jan. 31, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Weather in December
Asked by Joan from MALAYSIA | Jan. 25, 2023 17:22Reply
Where to stay?
Spending 9 days in Chengdu in early July. Want to stay in 2 different districts to be able to sightsee. Please recommend the districts.
Answered by Lisa | Jan. 31, 2023 16:55
The first choice of most visitors are Chunxi Road, followed by Wide and Narrow Alley. You may book hotels around them. Have fun~
Asked by Lane kee from MALAYSIA | Nov. 23, 2019 17:31Reply
Is that any snowing in xiling mountain?
Answered by Gary from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 25, 2019 18:51
It is suggested to go there during December to February to watch snow.
Asked by Tan Kim Bock from MALAYSIA | Dec. 11, 2018 00:25Reply
Is there enough snow in Xiling snow mountain for skiing in November?
Answered by Aria from GERMANY | Dec. 12, 2018 00:03
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
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?
Answered by Maggie from FRANCE | Nov. 26, 2017 19:20
Don’t worry, there will be enough snow at that time! Enjoy yourself!
Answered by Ayu from INDONESIA | Nov. 27, 2017 00:39
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?
Answered by Terra from GERMANY | Aug. 14, 2017 02:57
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.