China Weather in February

Season: Winter

February is the final month of China’s winter. The temperature increases a little as does humidity. Never-the-less it is still chilly in northern China, whereas in the southern part of the country it is much warmer due to the low latitude.
 
 The coldest cities in China in February: 
Harbin: -20°C (-4°F), Changchun: -17°C (1°F), Yinchuan: -10°C (14°F), Hohhot: -14°C (6°F)
 
 The hottest cities in China in February:
Sanya: 27°C (80°F), Beihai: 19°C (66°F), Guangzhou: 19°C (66°F), Fuzhou: 15°C (59°F)
 
Averages for China Weather in February
High Temp
8°C (46°F)
Low Temp
-2°C (28°F)
Rainfall
29 mm (1 in)
Sunrise
06:49 - 07:22
Sunset
17:33 - 18:05

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.

 

China Temperatures in February

China Weather in February
 
 

What to Wear

Although the China weather in February is a little higher than that of in January, it is still cold in most parts of China. Warm winter clothes are still necessary for tourists in February. It is recommended that you wear warm trousers, padded overcoat, winter coat, padded jacket, thin sweater, hat, scarf, gloves and snow boots. These clothes are not suitable for all areas. Clothes to wear in China in February depend largely on the region or city you’re going to visit.
China Clothes in February february Wear in China
 
 

February Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

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Despite February’s low temperature, it is the most appropriate time to experience China’s festive atmosphere as Chinese New Year, the country’s grandest festival usually falls in this month. In Beijing or Tianjin, you can go to the Temple Fairs, taste the most authentic Chinese food and learn how the people in the north celebrate the New Year. Meanwhile in the south, in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, the lion dance performances and other celebratory activities are unforgettable. For tourists who would like to enjoy the snow sight and skiing before the end of winter, Harbin is the first choice. 
 
To travel in this month, tourists are recommended to book the hotels, train or flight tickets well in advance as the Spring Festival is a tourism peak season for tourism. During the visit, keep warm and protect yourself against catching a cold. 
Lion Dance Show during Chinese New Year
Lion Dance Show during Chinese New Year
Harbin Snow Town
Harbin Snow Town in February

China Regional Weather in February 

 

Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: -7 – 4°C (19–39°F) 
 
The weather in Northeast China is still cold with more rainfall or snowfall; the temperature mostly stays below 0°C although it may get a little higher during the day. The Temple fair is one of the most attractive spots in Beijing in this month; the top 3 Temple Fairs in Beijing are recommended to you: Ditan Park Temple Fair, Longtan Park Temple Fair and Summer Palace Temple Fair. 
Clothing: sweater, thick long johns, down coat, gloves, raincoat, waterproof thick shoes, umbrella
 

Shanghai & East China 

Major Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: -1 – 10°C (30 – 50°F)
 
Although the weather in East China begins to turn warm, the cold air can still be felt. At the beginning of this month, the temperature in most areas of east China is still low and it is chilly in the night. For rainfall, there is a decreasing trend in February. One of the best travel destinations in this region in February is Suzhou where you can appreciate the plum in full blossom. We also suggest you visit the Yu Garden in Shanghai or the Qinhuai River in Nanjing to appreciate the lantern show. 
Clothing: winter coat, sweater, jacket, thick overcoat
 

Xi'an & Central China

Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Pingyao, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures: -1 – 9°C (30 – 48°F)
 
The average temperature exceeds 0°C but people feel cold in most cities of Central China. Some cities near the Yangtze River, like Wuhan, are humid and bleak due to the increase of air humidity. In this month, you can travel to Xi’an for the lantern show on the Ancient City Wall or Pingyao for the Shehuo - an ancient form of folk-art festive activity.  
Clothing: sweater, thick overcoat, down coat, gloves, warm boots
Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Xi'an Ancient City Wall during Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pingyao
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pingyao

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures: 12 – 13℃(53 – 55°F)
 
The cities in South China are the first to welcome spring in February. Most cities of South China turn warmer and warmer and the rain falls is increasing in this month. Pay more attention: It is still a little cold at night so warm clothes are still needed. To visit the Spring Festival Flower Fair held in Guangzhou is a good choice.
 
Clothing: wind coat, jacket, thick overcoat
 

West China 

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai…
Temperatures: -9 - 8℃(16 – 46°F)
 
The weather in West China in February is like January, dry and cold. In most parts it is below freezing and there is a considerable difference between day and night temperatures. You are not recommended to travel to this region in February.
 
Clothing: warm winter clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm

 

February Weather of Major Chinese Cities

February
Temperature
Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
(%)
High Low
5°C / 41°F -6°C / 21°F
06:49/ 18:05
44
Changsha 10 °C / 50°F 1°C / 34°F 06:54/ 18:27 82
Chengdu 11°C / 52°F 5°C / 41°F 07:32/ 19:01 83
Chongqing 13°C / 55°F 8°C / 46°F 07:22/ 18:52 80
19°C / 66°F 12°C / 54°F 06:49/ 18:30 77
13°C / 55°F 7°C / 45°F 07:03/ 18:40 75
Guiyang 10°C / 50°F 3°C / 37°F 07:18/ 18:53 77
Hangzhou 10°C / 50°F 3°C / 37°F 06:27/ 17:57 75
Harbin -7°C/ 19°F -20°C / -4°F 06:15/ 17:17 68
Hohhot
0°C /32°F -13°C / 9°F 07:08/ 18:22 52
Hong Kong 19°C / 66°F 14°C / 57°F 06:45/ 18:26 70
Huangshan 2°C / 36°F -4°C / 25°F 06:33/ 18:04 65
Kunming 17°C / 63°F 4°C / 39°F 07:34/ 19:10 63
9°C / 48°F -6°C / 21°F
08:23/ 19:54
26
15°C / 59°F 2°C / 36°F 07:45/ 19:19 45
Luoyang 8°C / 46°F -3°C / 27°F 06:55/ 18:19 34
Nanjing 9°C / 48°F 0°C / 32°F 06:33/ 18:01 74
Pingyao 6°C / 43°F -7°C / 19°F 07:02/ 18:21 50
Qingdao 5°C / 41°F -2°C / 28°F 06:30/ 17:51 63
Sanya 27°C / 81°F 20°C / 68°F 07:01/ 18:47 /
Shanghai 8°C / 46°F 2°C / 36°F 06:22/ 17:52 72
Shenzhen 20°C / 68°F 13°C / 55°F 06:45/ 18:27 76
Suzhou 9°C / 48°F 2°C / 36°F 06:26/ 17:54 72
Tianjin 5°C / 41°F -5°C / 23°F 06:45/ 18:02 54
Urumqi -5°C / 23°F -14°C / 7°F 08:47/ 19:56 77
Wuhan 10°C / 50°F 2°C / 36°F 06:50/ 18:20 76
Xiamen
17°C / 63°F 10°C / 50°F 06:30/ 18:09 79
Xi'an 8°C / 46°F -1°C / 30°F 07:15/ 18:39 63
Zhangjiajie 11°C / 52°F 4°C / 39°F 06:56/ 18:20 74
Zhengzhou 9°C / 48°F -2°C / 28°F 06:56/ 18:20 60
- Last modified on Nov. 13, 2018 -
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