Spring in China – Weather & Tour Tips
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.
When is the spring in China?
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.
What is the weather like in China 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)
Spring Temperatures of Major Chinese Cities
|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|
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.
What should I wear?
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.
Where can I go & what can I do? – Top Spring Destinations
China’s Top 6 Places to Visit in March
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Top 6 Travel Destinations in May in China
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.
Why Visit China in Spring
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.
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.
China Spring Travel Tips & Special Precautions
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 updated on Dec. 14, 2022 -