Kunming Weather in May

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May is the start of the rainy season in Kunming with the precipitation increasing significantly, but the weather on most days is sunny. The average temperature is 14°C ~ 24°C(57°F ~ 75°F) and the temperature difference between day and night gradually decreases. It is a good month for appreciating flowers which are more charming in brilliant sunshine.

The Kunming International Cultural Tourism Festival, followed by a three-day carnival, is annually held during the May Day holiday. The highlights of the festival are the opening ceremony, a float parade, folk song and dance performances and water-splashing activities held in squares, parks, pedestrian streets and attractions. Special products and local snacks cannot be missed of course. The city becomes an ocean of joy during the festival.

Averages for Kunming Weather in May

Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
Humidity: 68%
Rainfall: 97 mm
Rainy Days: 12 days
Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 06:33
Sunset: 19:40 ~ 19:55
Air Quality in May
Average AQI:56
Kunming Air Quality in May

What to Wear in Kunming in May

Light and breathable clothes such as cotton and linen shirts, long and filmy dresses or thin T-shirts are suitable for daytime, but thin coats, jackets or light sweaters are still needed at night. Maybe you can bring a pair of canvas shoes, which can make your feet more comfortable when walking.
Kunming Clothes in May May Wear in Kunming

Where to Go in Kunming in May

As the temperature in May is not very high, it is a good time to visit Kunming Stone Forest, which consists of typical karst limestone formations, and has been declared a world natural heritage site. Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest, Dadie Waterfall, and Strange Wind Cave are major scenic spots within it. Located on the shore of Dianchi Lake, Grand View Park is a good place to relax, where flower shows are usually held during the May Day holiday, and the famous Daguan Pavilion with 180-word rhyming couplets carved on the gateposts is worth seeing.
 

Other Tips

In the rather dry climate in May in Kunming, drinking enough water and eating more fruit can rehydrate your body, especially after outdoor activities. Sun-protective clothing and sunscreen are necessities due to intense sunlight. For fear of the inconvenience of heavy passenger traffic during the May Day holiday, you'd better make your travel plan in advance and book train or flight ticket as early as possible. Kunming enters the rainy season this month, so you should take an umbrella.

What is the temperature in Kunming in May?

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

Historical Kunming Weather in May


 
May Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low 
1 25°C / 77°F 13.2°C / 55.8°F 06:33 / 19:40 27
2 25°C / 77°F 13.3°C / 55.9°F 06:32 / 19:40 33
3 25°C / 77°F 13.4°C / 56.1°F 06:32 / 19:41 33
4 25°C / 77°F 13.5°C / 56.3°F 06:31 / 19:41 39
5 24.9°C / 76.8°F 13.7°C / 56.7°F 06:30 / 19:42 38
6 24.9°C / 76.8°F 13.8°C / 56.8°F 06:30 / 19:42 36
7 24.9°C / 76.8°F 13.9°C / 57°F 06:29 / 19:43 37
8 24.8°C / 76.6°F 14°C / 57.2°F 06:28 / 19:43 29
9 24.8°C / 76.6°F 14.1°C / 57.4°F 06:28 / 19:44 33
10 24.8°C / 76.6°F 14.3°C / 57.7°F 06:27 / 19:44 36
11 24.7°C / 76.5°F 14.4°C / 57.9°F 06:27 / 19:45 30
12 24.7°C / 76.5°F 14.5°C / 58.1°F 06:26 / 19:45 28
13 24.6°C / 76.3°F 14.6°C / 58.3°F 06:26 / 19:46 39
14 24.6°C / 76.3°F 14.7°C / 58.5°F 06:25 / 19:46 39
15 24.5°C / 76.1°F 14.8°C / 58.6°F 06:25 / 19:47 44
16 24.5°C / 76.1°F 14.9°C / 58.8°F 06:24 / 19:47 52
17 24.4°C / 75.9°F 15°C / 59°F 06:24 / 19:48 49
18 24.4°C / 75.9°F 15.1°C / 59.2°F 06:23 / 19:48 47
19 24.3°C / 75.7°F 15.2°C / 59.4°F 06:23 / 19:49 57
20 24.3°C / 75.7°F 15.3°C / 59.5°F 06:22 / 19:49 59
21 24.3°C / 75.7°F 15.4°C / 59.7°F 06:22 / 19:50 73
22 24.3°C / 75.7°F 15.5°C / 59.9°F 06:22 / 19:50 92
23 24.2°C / 75.6°F 15.6°C / 60.1°F 06:21 / 19:51 97
24 24.2°C / 75.6°F 15.6°C / 60.1°F 06:21 / 19:51 95
25 24.2°C / 75.6°F 15.7°C / 60.3°F 06:21 / 19:52 79
26 24.2°C / 75.6°F 15.8°C / 60.4°F 06:20 / 19:52 81
27 24.2°C / 75.6°F 15.9°C / 60.6°F 06:20 / 19:53 73
28 24.2°C / 75.6°F 16°C / 60.8°F 06:20 / 19:53 59
29 24.3°C / 75.7°F 16°C / 60.8°F 06:20 / 19:54 59
30 24.3°C / 75.7°F 16.1°C / 61°F 06:19 / 19:54 68
31 24.3°C / 75.7°F 16.2°C / 61.2°F 06:19 / 19:55 69
- Last modified on Sep. 23, 2019 -
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