Huangshan Weather

Located in the subtropics, Huangshan has a wet mild monsoon climate. Heaviest rainfall occurs from May to August; average annual temperature ranges from 15C (59F)-16C (60.8F). Most areas are free of severe winter cold. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel throughout the year in the city and its stunning environs.

Visitors come there mostly for the stunning sights on Huangshan Mountain, so the marine-like weather on the mountain is also a factor for tourists. Temperatures are lower at higher altitudes. From April to June, the climate is rainy, misty and cloudy. It is cool in summer while the average temperature of winter is above 0C (32F). The mountain's variable weather adds a different dimension each season.

7-Day Huangshan Weather Forecast


Averages for Huangshan Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Huangshan
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Huangshan
Average Temperatures of Huangshan
Average Temperatures Graph for Huangshan
Average Rainfall of Huangshan
Average Rainfall Graph for Huangshan

Huangshan Seasons & Travel Advice

In April the average temperature on Huangshan Mountain is 10C (50F). Flowers, trees and grass emerge, making spring among the best seasons to visit the mountain. With warm humid air from southern parts, it steps into summer. Some places, however, such as Bright Summit Peak and Jade Screen Tower do not get a summer season. After a summer rainstorm, it becomes a world of water and rainbows above a sea of clouds. In the fall, the average temperature is 12.9C (55.22F) in September and 11.7C (53.06F) in October. Many tourists recommend the winter landscapes as the most spectacular. The climate of winter, the longest of the four seasons, is chilly without being severe.

Sea of Clouds on Huangshan Mountain
Sea of Clouds on Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan in Winter
Huangshan in Winter

While weather is not a problem, space can be. On May Day and National Day, legal holiday for the whole nation, swarms of people travel to here, putting severe strains on accommodation and restaurants. Tourists are advised to avoid these holidays.

As the temperature is about 10C (50F), lower than in the flat areas, and windy, you are advised to bring a coat even in summer although some hotels do offer overcoat rentals. If you go to visit it in winter, bring warm clothes, preferably fleece or down. It is always wise to check the weather report the day before. For safety reasons during summer thunderstorms visitors are not allowed to hold umbrellas as the wind may catch them and cause falls down the mountain. Raincoats are preferable.

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- Last updated on May. 26, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Huangshan Weather
Asked by Grace from SINGAPORE | Sep. 28, 2019 05:19Reply
Visit Huangshan 11th Oct 2019
Hi may I know the weather on 11th Oct 19. Also do you need a good trekking or sport shoes?
Any hotels in mountain there?
How long to come down from the mountain to the city?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nash from USA | Sep. 30, 2019 00:15

According to the history weather, the temperature will be around 10-15C in October. You need to take warm coat because of large temperature difference. You can wear comfortable sneakers. You can book Beihai Hotel in the scenic area. It takes around 2-4 hours to go down the mountain.
Asked by geral from MALAYSIA | Apr. 30, 2019 10:39Reply
May we know in OCT 1st to 11th it is advisable to trek Mt Huangshan?
Please advice, thanks
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Answered by Tina from NEW ZEALAND | May. 04, 2019 20:45

Hi, there is no problem. However, since Oct 1-7 is National Day Holiday and it will be very crowded so you are suggested to avoid the busy period.
Asked by Faryal from PAKISTAN | Jan. 10, 2019 05:43Reply
Hi I want to visit huangshan next week , would you please tell me that all scenic point will open in
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Answered by Clara from DENMARK | Jan. 14, 2019 21:57

Yes, the attractions in the scenic area will open.
Asked by eran from ISRAELETA | Dec. 30, 2018 08:17Reply
i want to trek the Huangshan mountain during late April. is it a good choice?
should i book hotels now or near April?
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Answered by Levi from UK | Jan. 02, 2019 00:18

Yes, it is a good choice for you to tour around the mountain in April. In addition, you'd better to book the hotels in advance.
Asked by Jenny TWC from MALAYSIA | Apr. 13, 2018 01:07Reply
We're visiting Huangshan from May 26, 2018. Is it a good time to visit and what's the weather like?
Please advise what type of clothing to bring and type of shoes to wear.
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Answered by Jude from FRANCE | Apr. 15, 2018 21:05

It’s a good time! But it’s too early to check out the weather forecast. Generally speaking, it may be rainy in the end of May and the temperature is around 25C. You can take your shirts, think jacket and sneakers.
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