Nanjing Weather

Known as one of the four hottest cities in China, Nanjing weather features a scorching hot summer, reaching 35~40C (95~104F) on average. Unlike other Chinese southern cities, its winter is cold and humid. Sometimes room temperature can be lower than outdoor’s. Wear warm clothes if you travel in winter.


Best Time to Visit Nanjing

Talking about best traveling time, March to May is the greatest period. The weather is most comfortable, not too hot or cold. All kinds of flowers are in full blossom waiting for you to enjoy. September to November is also wonderful, when you can admire the beauty of maple trees.

7-Day Nanjing Weather Forecast


Averages for Nanjing Weather

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

Nanjing Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Nanjing Climate
Verdant Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Spring and autumn are the seasons with the most pleasant weather. It is not recommended to travel in summer, for it is intensely hot with a lot of rain. The rainy season usually falls in June and July, lasting for 20 days on general. The winter is cold compared with other cities in south China. The temperature is low at -5~2C (23~36F) and it sometimes snows in December.

Spring (Mar – May)

Nanjing climate in spring is mild, ideal for traveling and outing. During March to May, Nanjing will become the sea of flowers. Flowers in different attractions have their own beauty. In early March, plum flowers bloom first. On Plum Blossom Hill, you can enjoy the whole mountain of bright plum flowers. In early April, it is time to see cherry blossoms. Jiming Temple is the best place to go.

What to Wear: hoodie, trench coat, jeans, sneakers

Summer (Jun – Aug)

Nanjing weather in summer is so hot that the highest temperature sometimes rises to 40C (104F). Now more and more trees are planted in the city to provide shades. Every year in late June to early July, it is the rainy season with constant rain. Usually the rainy days can last 20~30 days. The wet climate in rainy season and the hot weather in sunny days make it inconvenient for outdoor activities, so it is not recommended to travel to Nanjing in summer.

What to Wear: shirts, dress, skirt, shorts, sun hat, sunglasses

Autumn (Sep – Nov)

The general temperature in autumn is about 20C (68F), cool for hiking and mountaineering. You can visit Mount Qixia or Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty to have a view on the red autumnal leaves. Autumn is the peak period for travel. If you want to make a trip in autumn, please book the hotels 3 to 4 weeks in advance and better avoid the Chinese National Day from October 1st to 7th.

What to Wear: blouse & long sleeves shirt, baseball jacket, sweatpants, light pants

Winter (Dec – Feb)

It is humid and cold in winter. When the lowest temperature drops to -5~2C (23~36F), you may feel colder inside the room than outside. Smoggy weather may appear in winter. Wearing a mask will help. Snow mostly gathers in December. If have chance to meet the snow, you can see the city like a peaceful white world.

What to Wear: sweater, downcoat, scarf, hat
- Last modified on Feb. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Weather
Asked by Susan from SINGAPORE | Feb. 12, 2019 08:01Reply
Will be traveling to Nanjing and Lianyungang late March to early April. What clothes to bring?
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Answered by Fanny from USA | Feb. 12, 2019 19:31

The temperature may range from 10C to 20C during that period of time. It would be cool comfortable. You are suggested to prepare jackets, thin sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, jeans and pants. :)
Asked by Felix from SINGAPORE | Oct. 08, 2017 19:15Reply
Nanjing Tour in Nov
I will be going threre from 13 Nov to 18 Nov. What will be the temperature like at that time ? what's the clothing to wear ?
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Answered by Cindy from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 08, 2017 22:02

It is too early to know the exact data. According to the history records, the temp may range from 9C to 18C between day and night. It can be cloudy and rainy days will also happen frequently, so a little cold. You are suggested to prepare sweater, coat, thick pants and rain gear.
Asked by Cheryll Bowman-Medhin from USA | May. 23, 2017 12:25Reply
I will be in Nanjing from June 3 until June 10. What will the weather be like at that time?
And what is the most appropriate clothing for a female to wear at that time?
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Answered by Lillian from FRANCE | May. 23, 2017 21:18

It will be 20C to 30C in the early June. There may have several cloudy days and sunny days. It will be hot. You are advised to prepare skirts, T-shirts, sandals and other summer clothes.
Asked by Asyraf Haziq from MALAYSIA | Jan. 09, 2017 19:20Reply
i am travelling Nanjing from 17 to 20 of january 2017. How is the weather going to be at that time?
Any appopriate cloth for that time of weather.
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Answered by Caden from FINLAND | Jan. 10, 2017 03:33

According to the forecast, the temperature may range from 30 F to 40 F. Although there will have several cloudy days, the climate would be cold. You need to prepare enough winter clothes to keep warm, such as down jackets, sweaters, long johns, boots and pants. :)
Asked by Theresia from INDONESIA | Dec. 07, 2016 04:17Reply
I will be in Nanjing at Dec, 14th-20th 2016.
How about the weather? What should I wear ? Should I wear Long john? Thx
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Answered by Grace from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 07, 2016 20:17

It will be 35 F to 50 in the mid of December. The climate will be cold. You should wear the long johns and other warm clothes, like down jackets, sweaters, boots, golves and scarves. Hope helpful!
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