Chengdu Weather

Chengdu Weather

Chengdu weather is mild and humid all year round, featuring four clear-cut seasons – short and warm spring, long and sultry summer, cool and rainy autumn, and cold and foggy winter. The distinctive characteristics of Chengdu climate is fog and humidity. There are fewer hours of sunlight per day, and the summer is hotter and the winter is colder than the temperature shows.

ChengduBest Time to Visit Chengdu
The best time to pay a visit is from March to June with pleasant spring weather.  September to November with the coolness of autumn is also a right time. The rainy season is usually in July and August, with occasional storms.

7-Day Chengdu Weather Forecast


Chengdu Weather by Month

Averages for Chengdu Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Chengdu
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Chengdu
Average Temperatures of Chengdu
Average Temperatures Graph for Chengdu
Average Rainfall of Chengdu
Average Rainfall Graph for Chengdu
Air Quality of Chengdu
Average AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Chengdu

Chengdu Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

The subtropical monsoon climate influenced by the Sichuan Basin makes the annual average temperature in Chengdu about 16 C (61 F). The hottest time is July and August, with the highest temperature reaching 37 C (99 F). The coldest month is January, with its lowest temperature dropping to -6 C (21 F).

Spring (mid-Feb. - Apr.)

Spring weather in Chengdu often begins early from the end of February and lasts until early May. As the temperature rises, colorful flowers are blooming one after another, and trees and grass are turning green under the spring wind. It’s the best time to see the peach blossom at Longquan Mountain, the pear blossom at Xinjin County, the peony at Danjing Mountain, and the cuckoo at Wawu Mountain. There is a flower fair held at the Bronze Goat Taoist Temple on 25th of January in the Chinese lunar calendar every year. Take a thin sweater, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a jacket with you to visit the city at this time.

Summer (May - Aug.)

Summer here is both hot and rainy, from mid-May to early the end of August. Besides shorts, a thin overcoat and rain gear are also necessary for a summer tour. In this season, the weather is somewhat unpleasant because of the high humidity although the temperature is usually lower than 35 C (95 F). Mount Qincheng, Four Maiden's Mountain and Jiulong Valley are ideal places close to the city for escaping the summer heat.

Autumn (Sep. - Oct.)

Autumn usually starts from September and lasts till the end of October or early November. The temperature drops quickly, and there may be a lot of rain. You’d better take long-sleeved T-shirts and thin overcoats plus a thin sweater. Kalong Valley, Sanjiang and Miyaluo at this time are covered with red maple and yellow chrysanthemum, beautiful and magnificent. Jiuzhai Valley also comes to its fairest season of the year.

Winter (Nov. - mid-Feb.)

The average temperature in winter from November to mid-February is about 5 C (41 F). However, due to the clouds and moist weather, it feels very cold. You have to wear woollens, down jackets and warm winter boots to spend a winter holiday there. Xiling Snow Mountain and Longchi National Forest Park are good places for skiing, while the plum blossom in Tazishan Park and Meilin Park is also attractive.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chengdu Weather
Asked by M. Padmaja from INDIA | Sep. 03, 2019 20:05Reply
I am going to Chengdu in September and November. What clothes I wear?
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Answered by Perla from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 05, 2019 19:48

According to the previous statistics, The temperature will be 20-30C during September and 15-20C in October. You need to bring some breathable clothes like shirts, shorts and thin coats, long pants.
Asked by Ngoc from VIETNAM | Sep. 19, 2018 21:03Reply
I plan to visit Chengdu- Siguniang in 4 Nov, how about weather here?
And how should we prepare warm clothes? And can you advise some place for golden leaves? Thanks
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Answered by Paul from USA | Sep. 20, 2018 00:15

Based on the previous statistics, the temperature may range from 10C to 15C. The weather here is changeable. The temperature difference between morning and evening is particularly large so bring all kinds of clothes to deal with the sudden weather, such as thin sweater and coat.

Besides, you can go to Zhuge Liang Memorial Hall or Baiyan Temple to appreciate the golden leaves in autumn.
Asked by Susanne from DENMARK | Sep. 18, 2018 01:01Reply
We are travelling from Denmark to Vietnam and are having a 12 hour layover in Chengdu.
Will we need a visa for transit?
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Answered by Ivey from USA | Sep. 19, 2018 01:00

No, you don't need a visa and you are eligible for the 24-hour direct transit in China.
Asked by Nitchanun from THAILAND | May. 20, 2018 03:39Reply
We will stay in Chengdu 26-27 May and go emei shan in 27-28 How we should prepare our cloth?
Pls suggest
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Answered by Cynthia from FRANCE | May. 22, 2018 20:51

The temperature in the city at that time may be 17C - 26C, and it may be a little rainy. So you’d better wear a coat and trousers. The temperature in emei shan is often lower 10 C than that in the city, so you need to prepare a warm coat or add a sweater.
Asked by Lau Lawrence from MALAYSIA | Jan. 30, 2017 20:33Reply
Am visiting Chengdu in April. Can some kind sould inform us the weather (temp) please?
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Answered by Gabriella from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 31, 2017 00:09

According to the previous statistics, the temperature may range from 60 F to 75 F in April. There will have many rainy days in that month. The climate would be warm and moist. You are advised to wear jackets, overcoats, jeans, long-sleeved shirts and sneakers. Remember to bring the rain gear.
Answered by Lau Hui Chiew from MALAYSIA | Jan. 31, 2017 05:35

Thanks for your answer. Is it possible to see the many colors of natures like what we saw in Youtube during this trip,in April ? Blue ,clear river waters & beautiful lakes?
Answered by Gabriella | Jan. 31, 2017 20:37

Yes, April is a nice time for sightseeing. You can appreciate the beautiful natural scenery at that time. Have a nice journey!
Answered by Kevin from HOLLAND | Feb. 06, 2017 19:55

The answers are right in this article!!!
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