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


Nanjing Weather by Month

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 updated on May. 27, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Weather
Asked by Fatimah from INDONESIA | Jan. 12, 2020 18:45Reply
May i know, Nanjing weather for 5 feb to 16 feb 2020
Answers (1)
Answered by Sara from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 13, 2020 19:53

The temperature will be around 0C-10C in February based on the previous weather statistics. You need to bring warm clothes like woolen coat, thick jacket.
Asked by Lani from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 10, 2019 07:35Reply
Plan to travel in Dec 11-15, We love to experience snow is it possible to snow in Nanjing?
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Answered by Mona from CANADA | Aug. 12, 2019 20:42

According to the previous weather statistics, there will be little chance to see snow in Nanjing. You could expect snow in north China city.
Answered by Puff from CHINA | Nov. 27, 2019 08:49

I live in nanjing and there may be a week or two of snow every year, but it's hard to say.
Asked by Santhi from INDIA | Jun. 10, 2019 14:55Reply
I planned to visit nanjing between 22nd June to 30th June. Weather forecast please
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Answered by Molly from SINGAPORE | Jun. 10, 2019 18:33

The temperature may range from 20C-30C during that period of time. You can take shirts and pants. It is better to take an umbrella. Hope helpful!
Asked by Fadzlun from MALAYSIA | May. 30, 2019 01:43Reply
May i know, Nanjing weather for 25 June to 30 June?
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Answered by Bill from AUSTRIA | May. 30, 2019 20:10

The temperature may range from 20-30C. It is suggested to take breathable clothes and summer clothes like t-shirts, shorts.
Asked by Amra Hussain from PAKISTAN | Apr. 04, 2019 05:32Reply
Traveling to Nanjing from 13 april to 24 may 2019.
Which cloths I should take with me?
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Answered by Emilie from FRANCE | Apr. 11, 2019 01:47

The temperature may range from 10C-30C and there is a big temperature difference in this month. You need to prepare some warm clothes and thin clothes. Coats, sweaters, short sleeves are all necessary.
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