Sanya Weather

Enjoying international fame as the 'Oriental Hawaii', Sanya's weather is summery all year round, with an annual average temperature of 25 C (77 F). The warm weather remains throughout the winter months. The highest temperature usually appears in June when the average temperature can be as high as 28 C (82 F). There are occasional typhoons in summer from May to September.

Sanya WeatherBest Time to Visit Sanya
The best time to travel there is between November and April. In Sanya, the tropical climate blends with the clear, fresh air to create a vacationer's paradise where flowers remain in bloom throughout the year, regardless of the season!

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

Sanya Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Sanya is a good tourism resort in all weather and all year round. The temperature comes to its climax in June when an average temperature of 28 C (82 F), but it still feels rather cool in the mornings and evenings thanks to the ocean breezes. Even in the coldest February, the temperature still remains around 20 C (68 F).


The temperature averages at 20 C (68 F) in spring from March to mid-May, when a short-sleeved shirt and skirt or pants is enough at the day. However, be prepared to wear more in the early morning and at night, when the weather is cool.

There is an important traditional festival of the local Li and Miao minorities on the 3rd day of March in the lunar calendar, when ethnic songs and dances are performed.


The climate of local summer, late May to mid-September, is a little hot and humid when the highest temperature can reach 36 C (97 F). A short-sleeved shirt and light skirt or pants are proper during this season. If you love to be in the ocean, it is strongly recommended that you bring several changes of clothes with you, because once your clothes are washed, they won't dry quickly due to the humid climate. Typhoons occasionally occur during this season, so also take rain wear with you.

Sun Bathing in Winter at Sanya Bay
Sun Bathing in Winter at Sanya Bay
Sanya in Spring
Enjoy the Sunshine


In autumn (late September to early December), both the humidity and the temperature drops, and most of the days are sunny. Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters are advisable wear during this season.

If you travel in November, you will encounter the national wedding celebration at Tianya Haijiao. On 9th of September in lunar calendar, Nanshan Leisure Cultural Tourism Festival is held in the city, which usually lasts for about a week.


Sanya weather in winter from mid-December to late February is cool and comfortable, with no frost or snow. In spite of the cold winter in other places, here you can still wear your sandals and T-shirt, roaming the seaside under the enjoyable sunshine. For swimmers and divers, it is advisable to be in the ocean between 11:00-15:00, since the temperature of the sea is cooler during winter mornings and evenings.

 Tips: Strong UV sun rays in this coastal city can be quite damaging at any time of the year, so please ensure you use sunscreen with high SPF and water-proofing properties, and bring with you sunglasses, a hat and an umbrella for keeping off both rain and sunshine. Mosquito repellant is also advisable.

- Last modified on Nov. 05, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Sanya Weather
Asked by Yhoj Gatacilo from PHILIPPINED | Nov. 03, 2018 07:07Reply
Hi, me and my ofc mates will be traveling on a cruise this coming December 4 onwards
and one of our stop overs is in Sanya China. Could anyone give me an idea in the weather and proper attire to pack? Also suggestions what places to visit? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Fisia from USA | Nov. 05, 2018 19:45

The temperature in December may be about 27℃ based on the history weather data, and you may feel hot. Take your summer cool clothes, including the swimwear. Tianya Haijiao, Haijiao, Yalong Bay, Dadonghai , Sanya Bay, Wuzhizhou Island and Nanshan Temple are top attractions to see.
Asked by Wil from CANADA | Oct. 19, 2018 04:17Reply
Hi i want to visit Sanya in November, lets just say 1 November will the weather be ok for swimming
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Answered by William from USA | Oct. 21, 2018 19:07

Of course you can. It may be cool in the morning and at night, so you are advised to swim at noon when it is suitable to go swimming in the sea.
Asked by Maria from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 26, 2018 23:49Reply
Hi, want to visit Sanya around January or February, is that a good time period ?
I was also wondering what accommodation is available there for foreigners?
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Answered by Alex from SWITZERLAND | Aug. 28, 2018 02:53

Yes, it’s a good time with a pleasant weather. Normally the temperature ranges from 15 to 25C and it’s cloudy in most of times. Don’t worry about the accommodation, nearly all hotels and restaurants serve the foreigners.
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