China Weather in April

Season: Spring

China weather in April is cool, neither hot nor cold. Many kinds of flowers are in full bloom and plants have turned green. All these make April one of the most comfortable months to visit China. 
 The coldest cities in China in April: 
Harbin: 1°C (34°F), Changchun: 2°C (36°F), Yinchuan: 4°C (39°F), Hohhot: 1 °C (34°F)
 The hottest cities in China in April:
Sanya: 31°C (88°F), Beihai: 27°C (81°F), Guangzhou: 26°C (61°F), Fuzhou: 23°C (73°F)

 See more: Spring in China – Weather & Tour Tips
Averages for China Weather in April
High Temp
20°C (68°F)
Low Temp
9°C (48°F)
70 mm (3 in)
05:16 ~ 05:59
18:38 ~ 19:08

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.


China Temperatures in April

April Temperatures in China

What to Wear

China temperature in April varies widely from day to night. It is generally warm in the daytime so it is advisable to wear a thin sweater, jacket, jeans, sneakers, thin overcoat, thin knitwear. However, temperatures at dawn or dusk are noticeably colder so please wear more.  Remember to cover yourself well when sleeping to avoid catching a cold. What to wear in China in April mainly depends on the area or city you are actually visiting.
China Clothes in April April Wear in China

April Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

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Peonies in April of Luoyang
Blooming Peonies in Luoyang
Is April a good time to visit China? Yes! Coming into April, the spring rain moistens all things on the earth and the weather is becoming warmer and warmer. April is one of the most suitable times to travel in China. You can choose to appreciate peonies in Luoyang, see the seaside landscape in Gulangyu Island of Xiamen, have fun in Zhouzhuang Water Town or see the pines, rocks, sea of clouds, and hot springs of the Yellow Mountain… 

Read more about China's 6 Best Places to Visit in April

China Regional Weather in April


Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 3 – 14°C (37 – 57°F)
Temperature goes up quickly and it is sunny in most days. Plants come back to life and flowers are in full bloom. It is a good month to climb the Great Wall or appreciate Yulan magnolia in Summer Palace of Beijing. It may be a little dry and windy so drink more water and some may even choose to wear a mask when going outside
Clothing: long-sleeve T-shirt, light trousers, thin knitwear, light sweater and jacket, with a warmer coat for the evenings 

Shanghai & East China 

Major Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: 10 – 22°C (50 – 72°F)
In April, there is more rainfall in East China, which may lead to a slightly lower temperature. However, it should not affect travel plans in East China too much. It is recommended to take a visit to Zhouzhuang Water Town or the big modern city, Shanghai. In addition, traveling to Gulangyu Island in Fujian to enjoy the seaside landscape is also a nice experience.
Clothing: thin jacket, T-shirt, blouse, light trousers, light pants, a sweater for night, rain gears

Xi'an & Central China

Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures: 8 – 20°C (46 – 68°F)
It is mostly sunny and warm during April in central China. It is the best time to visit Luoyang for Peony Festival. Luoyang Peony is one of the most famous attractions in China and do not miss that. Also, touring Zhangjiajie is a good choice, especially for shutterbugs. Furthermore, taking the Yangtze River cruise is a pretty wonderful experience in this warm month. 

Clothing: T-shirt, light trousers and shorts, light sweater, light coat
The Bund Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai
Zhangjiajie in April

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures: 18 – 25℃(64 – 77°F)
It will be rainy in most areas in South China but the temperature will stay above 15 degree (59°F). It is a ideal time to travel to Shangri-La in Yunnan or Guilin for its fascinating mountain and water scenery.
Clothing: shorts, dress, short shirt, T-shirts, light sweater and trousers for the evenings, light rain gear

West China 

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai…
Temperatures: 5 - 16℃(41 – 61°F)
The temperature rises a little in this month in West China. April is the best time to visit the Tibet Everest Base Camp and mountaineering enthusiasts can climb the mountain in this month because of fewer snowy days and relatively weaker wind. And you are also advised to see the beauty of peach blossom in Nyingchi, or the Lake Nam.
Clothing: Sweaters, warm trousers, wind-proof coat, sunglasses


April Weather of Major Chinese Cities

Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
Beijing 20°C / 68°F 8°C / 46°F 05:16 / 19:08 46
21°C / 70°F 12°C / 54°F
05:48 / 19:02
Chengdu 22°C / 72°F 13°C / 55°F 06:21 / 19:41 79
Chongqing   23°C / 73°F 15°C / 59°F 06:12 / 19:30 77
Guangzhou   26°C / 79°F 19°C / 66°F 05:55 / 18:54 84
Guilin 23°C /73°F 16°C / 61°F 06:04 / 19:09 81
21°C / 70°F 13°C / 55°F 06:16 / 19:25 75
Hangzhou 21°C / 70°F 12°C / 54°F 05:18 / 18:36 76
Harbin   14°C / 57°F 0°C / 32°F 04:22 / 18:39 49
16°C / 61°F 2°C / 36°F
05:32 / 19:27
Hong Kong 25°C / 77°F 20°C / 68°F 05:52 / 18:49 81
11°C / 52°F 5°C / 41°F
05:25 / 18:42
Kunming   24°C / 75°F 10°C / 50°F 06:34 / 19:39 59
Lhasa 16°C / 61°F 2°C / 36°F 07:14 / 20:31 36
Lijiang 20°C / 68°F 8°C / 46°F 06:41 / 19:52 54
21°C / 70°F 9°C / 48°F 05:41 / 19:13 /
20°C / 68°F 11°C / 52°F 05:19 / 18:44 73
20°C / 68°F 5°C / 41°F
05:37 / 19:19
15°C / 59°F 8°C / 46°F
05:06 / 18:44
31°C / 88°F 24°C / 75°F 06:15 / 19:02 /
Shanghai 19°C / 66°F 44°C / 52°F 05:11 / 18:33 75
Shenzhen 26°C / 79°F 20°C / 68°F 05:52 / 18:50 80
Suzhou 19°C / 66°F 11°C / 52°F 05:14 / 18:36 71
21°C / 70°F 9°C / 48°F
05:14 / 19:02
17°C / 63°F 5°C / 41°F 07:02 / 21:10 48
21°C / 70°F 13°C / 55°F
05:39 / 19:00
23°C / 73°F 16°C / 61°F 05:33 / 18:36 82
Xi'an   21°C / 70°F 10°C / 50°F 05:56 / 19:28 68
22°C / 72°F 13°C / 55°F 05:57 / 19:13 76
22°C / 72°F 9°C / 48°F 05:36 / 19:09 61
- Last updated on Dec. 29, 2020 -
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