Hangzhou Weather in January

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January is the coldest month of the year in Hangzhou with an average temperature of 4°C (39°F). The weather is damp and windy, and it sometimes snows so it is the off-season for tourism in Hangzhou. However, the climate is never severely cold during this month, compared with many other cities in northern China, and the snow-covered West Lake is the most beautiful scene this time of the year, so it is still worth a visit.

There are fewer tourists in the off-peak period for travel, so the cost of accommodation and travel is lower than at other times. You can also enjoy off-season promotions if you want to take package tours.

Averages for Hangzhou Weather in January

Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
High Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
Low Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
Humidity: 75%
Rainfall: 73 mm
Rainy Days:12 days
Sunrise: 06:51 ~ 06:57
Sunset: 17:10 ~ 17:35
Air Quality in January
Average AQI:84
Hangzhou Air Quality in January

 

What to Wear

Wear general winter clothing, such as a down coat, thermal underwear, a wool sweater and long johns. In addition, winter boots, hats, scarves and gloves are necessary to protect you from the cold.
Hangzhou Clothes in January January Wear in Hangzhou
 

Where to Go

Hangzhou is a tourist city, so it can be visited all year long, even in winter. The West Lake has different sceneries - at this time. The scenic spots recommended around the West Lake Scenic Area are the Temple of Soul’s Retreat, Six Harmonies Pagoda, and Solitary Hill. As well, you can have a good taste of local snacks while strolling around Qinghefang Ancient Street. If time permits, a visit to Thousand Islets Lake and Xitang Water Town can be memorable.
 
 

Other Tips

Tourists are advised to bring an umbrella when visiting Hangzhou in January because of occasional rains and snows. Public transportation is convenient within the city, so it is a good idea to carry change with you, but remember to avoid taking the bus during the rush hour. In addition, remember to put on more clothes if you visit the West Lake or the Thousand Islets Lake by boat. In case you want to buy some local specialties for yourself or as a gift for friends, Longjing Tea, also known as Dragon Well tea, is a good choice. 

 

What is the temperature in Hangzhou in January?

High/Low Temperatures of Hangzhou in January
Temperatures Graph of Hangzhou in January
Air Quality of Hangzhou in January (2017)
Hangzhou AQI Graph in January

 

Historical Hangzhou Weather in January

 
Jan Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low 
1 8.2°C / 46.8°F 2.1°C / 35.8°F 06:56 / 17:10 75
2 8.7°C / 47.7°F 1.8°C / 35.2°F 06:56 / 17:11 59
3 6.7°C / 44.1°F 3.7°C / 38.7°F 06:56 / 17:11 55
4 5.3°C / 41.5°F -0.7°C / 30.7°F 06:56 / 17:12 27
5 4.1°C / 39.4°F 0°C / 32°F 06:57 / 17:13 32
6 4.1°C / 39.4°F 1.7°C / 35.1°F 06:57 / 17:14 53
7 7.8°C / 46°F -0.4°C / 31.3°F 06:57 / 17:14 69
8 6.9°C / 44.4°F 4.2°C / 39.6°F 06:57 / 17:15 90
9 6.9°C / 44.4°F 4.6°C / 40.3°F 06:57 / 17:16 82
10 9.1°C / 48.4°F 5.1°C / 41.2°F 06:57 / 17:17 74
11 7.6°C / 45.7°F 3.9°C / 39°F 06:57 / 17:18 67
12 8.1°C / 46.6°F 2.1°C / 35.8°F 06:57 / 17:19 62
13 7.6°C / 45.7°F 5.2°C / 41.4°F 06:57 / 17:19 73
14 5.6°C / 42.1°F 4.6°C / 40.3°F 06:57 / 17:20 93
15 5.9°C / 42.6°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F 06:57 / 17:21 92
16 5.7°C / 42.3°F 3.9°C / 39°F 06:56 / 17:22 91
17 10°C / 50°F 3.1°C / 37.6°F 06:56 / 17:23 76
18 8°C / 46.4°F 6.4°C / 43.5°F 06:56 / 17:24 91
19 7.5°C / 45.5°F 5.9°C / 42.6°F 06:56 / 17:25 88
20 7.3°C / 45.1°F 4.7°C / 40.5°F 06:56 / 17:25 70
21 6°C / 42.8°F 1.4°C / 34.5°F 06:55 / 17:26 88
22 2.4°C / 36.3°F -0.8°C / 30.6°F 06:55 / 17:27 76
23 2.7°C / 36.9°F -2.1°C / 28.2°F 06:55 / 17:28 63
24 2.6°C / 36.7°F -2.7°C / 27.1°F 06:54 / 17:29 70
25 5°C / 41°F -3.3°C / 26.1°F 06:54 / 17:30 58
26 8.1°C / 46.6°F -2.5°C / 27.5°F 06:53 / 17:31 70
27 6.5°C / 43.7°F 3.9°C / 39°F 06:53 / 17:32 81
28 6.5°C / 43.7°F 4.4°C / 39.9°F 06:52 / 17:33 95
29 6.4°C / 43.5°F 4.3°C / 39.7°F 06:52 / 17:33 91
30 6.7°C / 44.1°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F 06:51 / 17:34 84
31 11°C / 51.8°F 2.4°C / 36.3°F 06:51 / 17:35 77