Kunming Weather in December

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Kunming weather in December is cold with an average daytime temperature of 3°C ~ 15°C(37°F ~ 59°F), and the temperature difference between day and night increases further. The average precipitation reduces to 12mm, so the air is dry with an average humidity of 73%. In December, air quality in Kunming is good and the visibility is high.

Most cities in China are frozen and snow-covered in this month, but Kunming seldom sees snow and is still colorful and energetic. Most days are sunny, and you can go outside and sit on a bench in the park to take a sun bath.

Averages for Kunming Weather in December

Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
Humidity: 73%
Rainfall: 12 mm
Rainy Days: 4 days
Sunrise: 07:38 ~ 07:54
Sunset: 18:19 ~ 18:30
Air Quality in December
Average AQI:49
Kunming Air Quality in December

What to Wear in Kunming in December

There is no heating system in Kunming, so you need to keep warm. A thin sweater or a thick hoody is enough if you are staying indoors. If going outside at night, you have to add a woolen coat or a cotton padded jacket, and you can wear a pair of gloves and a thin scarf if necessary.
Kunming Clothes in December December Wear in Kunming

Where to Go in Kunming in December

In December, plum flowers and magnolia flowers come into bloom in Kunming. Black Dragon Pool is a good place to appreciate the flowers. More than 14,000 plum trees are planted in the garden, and 4,000 bonsai are exhibited. Generally the Plum Flower Exhibition is held at the end of December in the park. After appreciating the flowers, you can visit the ancient Eastern and Western Pagodas with a history of more than 1,100 years. These two pagodas are the symbols of ancient civilizations and cultures of Kunming. As night approaches, all niches on the two pagodas are lit up, making them even more splendid. A visit to the Jinma Biji Historic Site to taste local snacks is also a must for your nightlife there.
 
Jinma Biji Historic SiteJinma Biji Historic Site
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Other Tips

Ultraviolet rays are intense and the climate in Kunming in December is relatively dry, so you should bring moisturizing skin care products, and apply sunscreen and drink enough water during outdoor activities. To prevent the discomfort caused by altitude stress, you'd better take some medicines. Many minorities live in the city, so you need to respect their customs and pay attention to your behavior and words. Many tourists travel to Kunming in this month to escape the cold weather, so you are advised to have your itinerary arranged as early as possible.

What is the temperature in Kunming in December?

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

Historical Kunming Weather in December


 
Dec  Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High Low 
1 16.3°C / 61.3°F 5.8°C / 42.4°F 07:38 / 18:19 75
2 16.2°C / 61.2°F 5.7°C / 42.3°F 07:38 / 18:19 75
3 16.1°C / 61°F 5.6°C / 42.1°F 07:39 / 18:19 77
4 16°C / 60.8°F 5.4°C / 41.7°F 07:40 / 18:19 69
5 15.9°C / 60.6°F 5.3°C / 41.5°F 07:40 / 18:19 62
6 15.8°C / 60.4°F 5.2°C / 41.4°F 07:41 / 18:19 64
7 15.7°C / 60.3°F 5.1°C / 41.2°F 07:42 / 18:20 63
8 15.6°C / 60.1°F 5°C / 41°F 07:42 / 18:20 59
9 15.5°C / 59.9°F 4.8°C / 40.6°F 07:43 / 18:20 62
10 15.5°C / 59.9°F 4.7°C / 40.5°F 07:44 / 18:20 59
11 15.4°C / 59.7°F 4.6°C / 40.3°F 07:44 / 18:21 62
12 15.4°C / 59.7°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F 07:45 / 18:21 67
13 15.3°C / 59.5°F 4.4°C / 39.9°F 07:46 / 18:21 74
14 15.3°C / 59.5°F 4.3°C / 39.7°F 07:46 / 18:22 80
15 15.2°C / 59.4°F 4.2°C / 39.6°F 07:47 / 18:22 89
16 15.2°C / 59.4°F 4.1°C / 39.4°F 07:47 / 18:22 79
17 15.2°C / 59.4°F 4°C / 39.2°F 07:48 / 18:23 78
18 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.9°C / 39°F 07:49 / 18:23 78
19 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.8 °C / 38.8°F 07:49 / 18:24 84
20 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.7°C / 38.7°F 07:50 / 18:24 86
21 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.6°C / 38.5°F 07:50 / 18:25 78
22 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.5°C / 38.3°F 07:51 / 18:25 76
23 15.2°C / 59.4°F 3.5°C / 38.3°F 07:51 / 18:26 77
24 15.3°C / 59.5°F 3.4°C / 38.1°F 07:52 / 18:26 73
25 15.3°C / 59.5°F 3.4°C / 38.1°F 07:52 / 18:27 73
26 15.3°C / 59.5°F 3.3°C / 37.9°F 07:52 / 18:27 69
27 15.4°C / 59.7°F 3.3°C / 37.9°F 07:53 / 18:28 81
28 15.4°C / 59.7°F 3.3°C / 37.9°F 07:53 / 18:28 71
29 15.4°C / 59.7°F 3.2°C / 37.8°F 07:54 / 18:29 78
30 15.4°C / 59.7°F 3.2°C / 37.8°F 07:54 / 18:30 71
31 15.5°C / 59.9°F 3.2°C / 37.8°F 07:54 / 18:30 66
- Last modified on Nov. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Weather in December
Asked by Sheryl from SINGAPORE | Oct. 31, 2019 22:20Reply
Hello, I'm going Dongchuan Red Land, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Mi'Le in Dec 2019.
I understand that it is winter season
The weather will be cooling at probably 15 degrees or lower. Would there be snow? I read that Kunming is high altitude but snow is unlikely? Your views if this is a good time to visit those places?
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Answered by Shannon from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 04, 2019 18:24
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You can go these attractions in December. Yes, it will be cold at that time. But Kunming belongs to subtropical region so there is little chance to expect snow weather.
Asked by Arep from MALAYSIA | Oct. 16, 2019 07:51Reply
Is there snow fall in kunming?
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Answered by Luke from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 17, 2019 20:07
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Well, based on the previous weather statistics, the possibility of snow would be small.
Asked by Mona from UNITED STATES | Nov. 14, 2018 22:42Reply
How far is the Jade market from the Kunming Changshui Airport?
Is there any pearl market in the city?
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Answered by Vida from USA | Nov. 15, 2018 17:53
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There are many jade markets in this city. I found one located at No.64 West Dongfeng Road, Wuhua District. It is about 27 kilometers from the airport to the jade market. You can take the metro line 6 and 3 to get there.

Xinrun Pearl in Jingxing Jewelry Market is located at No. 145, negative first floor, Nanping Street.
Asked by Ng from MALAYSIA | Nov. 14, 2018 17:32Reply
Is it suitable to play golf in Kunming in end December?
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Answered by Rena from USA | Nov. 15, 2018 17:44
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The average temperature in December may be about 5C - 15C. You are advised to play golf at noon when it would be sunny and warm.
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