Kunming Weather

Kunming weather is like spring most of the year, without bitter coldness in winter and extreme heat in summer. The annual temperature averages around 15 C (59 F). But there is usually a big difference of temperature between day and night from November to the next February.

Kunming WeatherBest Time to Visit Kunming
As the saying goes, 'the weather is always like that of early spring, and the flowers bloom all the year round'. Thus, the climate is fine for tourism all year round. The best time is from March to October when you will enjoy not only the stunning natural landscape Like Stone Forest, but also the fascinating minority cultures.

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

Kunming Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Belonging to a low-latitude monsoon climate, Kunming is famed as ‘Spring City’, with green foliage all year. January is the coldest season at about 8 C (46 F), while July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 19 C (66 F). However, the temperature between day and night may vary 12-20 C (54 - 68 F) during the relatively cold days from November to the next February.

May to October is the rainy season here. At this period of time, the temperature may drop quickly along with the rain, so take a raincoat plus a light overcoat with you. Even in the hottest July, most parts are less than 21 C (70 F) for the weather condition is rainy or cloudy for most days. It is also the season when most fruits ripen and most fascinating minority festivals celebrated, including the Water-splashing Festival of Dai and the Torch Festival of Yi.

Relatively, the climate from November to April is dry and around 20 days of a month are sunny. The area has an average of 2,445.6 hours of sunshine annually. Traveling here at this time, pack warm clothing like sweaters or jackets for night; carry sunglass and apply sun block during the day. Take along water and fruits to avoid dehydration. From December to March every year, groups of black-headed gulls will fly to the Green Lake, escaping the northern coldness.

Stone Forest in Spring
Stone Forest in Spring
Cuihu Park in Winter
Cuihu Park in Winter

 Further Reading: Yunnan Weather
- Last updated on Apr. 18, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Kunming Weather
Asked by Sella from MALAYSIA | Sep. 25, 2019 04:58Reply
Hi. Me & my partner will be travelling to Kunming on October which we will arrive on the 26th.
Does the train ticket will be selling fast or sold out around those date? We are thinking to buy tickets when we arrive Kunming. Pls advice.
Answers (1)
Answered by Megan from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 26, 2019 01:37

Generally speaking, you are suggested to book the train tickets in advance. Otherwise, it will be sold out easily. TravelChinaGuide.com provides such booking service. If interested, their contact information is bookingtravelchinaguide.com. Hope helpful!
Asked by Loh Yeet Yee from MALAYSIA | Aug. 13, 2019 21:17Reply
how is the coming weather in Lijiang for the coming week ( 21, 22, 23, 24 of Aug, 2019)
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Answered by Poppy from CANADA | Aug. 14, 2019 19:53

The temperature will be 15-25C in the following days. You should bring some breathable clothes and thin coats.
Asked by Hanis from MALAYSIA | Feb. 24, 2019 16:05Reply
Hi. Is the glacier park at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain open On March?
And How is the weather at Lijiang On march? Thank you.
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Answered by Simran from FINLAND | Feb. 25, 2019 22:48

Yes, as I know, it will open on March. About the weather in Lijiang, the temperature may range from 5C to 20C. You are still advised to prepare some warm clothes to adapt the large temperature difference.
Answered by Hanis from MALAYSIA | Feb. 26, 2019 17:47

Thank you Simran!

Hoping that it is not close! Quite upset if the glacier park close on march as it is the main attraction there. Is it ok to bring a 6 months baby to JDSM?
Answered by Simran | Feb. 27, 2019 18:39

Well, to be honest, it is not advised to bring a 6 months baby because of the altitude stress.
Asked by Sung from THAILAND | Dec. 21, 2018 09:50Reply
Any chance to see the snow at Jiaozi Mountain in end December?
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Answered by Claire from FINLAND | Dec. 25, 2018 19:37

Yes, generally speaking, you can see the snow on the top of the mountain. :)
Asked by Jane Low from MALAYSIA | Dec. 14, 2017 03:35Reply
Any chance to see snowfall at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Mid November?
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Answered by Nicole from USA | Dec. 14, 2017 18:54

Yes, of course you can see it. As I know, snow comes to the mountain from Nov. to Mar. So keep yourself warm and enjoy your time!
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