Spring in China – Weather & Tour Tips

When is the spring in China?

In general, March to May is the Spring time in China. In northern China, the spring comes and ends later while in the south, it comes and ends earlier. 
 

What is the weather like in China in spring?

It is getting warmer gradually with obvious temperature difference between day and night. The rainfall also increases, but it is still dry due to the frequent windy days. In Northern China, there are occasional sandstorms in spring.

Average Low Temperature: 3℃ / 37℉
Average High Temperature: 13℃ / 55℉
Average Rainfall: 96mm 
Average Rainy Days: 9 Days
The coldest cities in China in spring: Harbin: -10°C (14°F)
The hottest cities in China in spring: Chongqing: 34°C (93 °F)
 China Weather in March              China Weather in April              China Weather in May
 

Spring Temperatures of Major Chinese Cities

March April May
Beijing 0 - 12°C / 32 - 54°F 8 - 20°C / 46 - 68°F 14 - 26°C / 57 - 79°F
Xi'an 4 - 14°C / 39 - 57°F 10 - 21°C / 50 - 70°F 14 - 26°C / 57 - 79°F
Shanghai 5 - 13°C / 41 - 55°F 11 - 19°C / 52 - 66°F 16 - 24°C / 61 - 75°F
Guilin 10 - 16°C / 50 - 61°F 16 - 23°C / 61 - 73°F 20 - 27°C / 68 - 81°F
Guangzhou 15 - 21°C / 59 - 70°F 19 - 26°C / 66 - 79°F 23 - 29°C / 73 - 84°F
Hong Kong 17 - 21°C / 63 - 70°F 20 - 25°C / 68 - 77°F 24 - 29°C / 75 - 84°F
Chengdu 8 - 16°C / 46 - 61°F 13 - 22°C / 55 - 72°F 17 - 26°C / 63 - 79°F
Hangzhou 6 - 14°C / 43 - 57°F 12 - 21°C / 54 - 70°F 17 - 26°C / 63 - 79°F
Suzhou 5 - 13°C / 41 - 55°F 11 - 19°C / 52 - 66°F 16 - 24°C / 61 - 75°F
Lhasa -2 - 13°C / 28 - 55°F 2 - 16°C / 36 - 61°F 6 - 20°C / 43 - 68°F
 

What should I wear?

Long-sleeve T-shirts, thin sweater, thin jackets, jeans and comfortable shoes can help you adapt to the changeable China spring weather. Because of the large temperature difference between day and night, remember to add and decrease your closing timely. The clothes mentioned before are suggested based on the average temperature during spring season in China. You can adjust the luggage flexibly according to the area you are going or weather forecast.
China Clothes in Spring Spring Wear in China
 

Where can I go & what can I do? – Top Spring Destinations

During a China spring tour, there are lots of interesting and popular scenic areas waiting for you to explore. For example, you can hike the Great Wall of China in Beijing suburbs, visit Zhujiajiao Water Town and Wuzhen Water Town near Shanghai. Hangzhou with rippling West Lake and Suzhou with abundant classical gardens are also nice places to go. Besides, appreciating flowers is a top activity in spring in China. Wuyuan Rape Flowers, Luoyang Peony, Wuhan University Cherry and Nyingchi Peach Blossom are among the most beautiful to admire.
  

Further Reading: 
 China’s Top 6 Places to Visit in March
 China’s 6 Best Places to Visit in April
 Top 6 Travel Destinations in May in China
 

Why Visit China in Spring

1. The China spring weather is generally comfortable because the temperature is much cooler than summer and warmer than chilly winter. The abundant sunshine is good for outdoor activities.

2. Spring is the season of blooming flowers. Therefore, it is a perfect time to appreciate peach blossom, pear blossom, apricot blossom, cherry and many others in China. 

3. If you are interested in photography, you should choose to travel China in spring months because the natural scenery is full of life and you can take more colorful photos in this time.

4. Generally speaking, spring from March to May every year is not the peak tourist season throughout the year. Thus there won’t too many crowds at popular scenic areas. You will obtain better travel experience.
 

China Spring Travel Tips & Special Precautions

 Tourists who are allergic to pollen should be more careful when choosing the tourist destination. Or it is advised to prepare allergy medicines in advance.
 Try to avoid travelling in sand and dust weather in north China which causes poor air quality.
 Pay attention to weather forecast in advance and bring a warm jacket or rain gear if necessary.
 It is advised to bring more moisturizing skin care products. Drinking enough water is also necessary.
 Prepare some common medicines to prevent colds and fevers.
- Last modified on Dec. 29, 2020 -
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