China Weather in July

Season: Summer

Right in the mid-summer, July is the hottest month in China. How hot does it get in China in July? The average high temperature can reach about 30°C (86°F) while in the hottest cities including Xi’an, Wuhan, and Turpan, the highest temperature can reach even above 40 °C (104°F).The weather is also the rainiest throughout the whole year.

In spite of the hot and rainy climate, July is a peak travel season because of the vibrant natural scenery and summer vacation, which may lead to higher hotel rate, flight ticket fare, and busy scenic spots.

 The coldest cities in China in July:
Harbin: 18°C (64°F), Changchun: 19°C (66°F), Yinchuan: 18°C (64°F), Hohhot: 16°C (61°F)

 The hottest cities in China in July:
Sanya: 32°C (90 °F), Nanjing: 32°C (90 °F), Wuhan: 33°C (91 °F), Chongqing:34°C (93 °F), Xi'an: 32°C (90 °F), Urumqi: 30°C (86°F)
Averages for China Weather in July
High Temp
30°C (86°F)
Low Temp
21°C (70°F)
156 mm (6 in)
04:49 ~ 05:12
19:30 ~ 19:47

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.


China Temperatures in July

China Weather in July


What to Wear

Wear light and cool clothes in such a hot season, including T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals…In addition, take the sunhat, sunglasses, sun-proof clothing, sun umbrella and sunblock to prevent ultraviolet ray and protect your eyes and face. However, what you wear largely depends on where you go.
China Clothes in July July Wear in China


July Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

Tourism Rate:  
Horse Racing in Inner Mongolia
Horse Racing in Inner Mongolia
July is one of the busiest travel months in China due to the summer holiday. Many parents seize the chance to take their kids who are off from school for a tour. Here are some attractions recommended to you which are less crowded and with cooler weather, including Qinghai Lake and Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai Province, the holy mountains and lakes in Lhasa, Yangtze River… Guizhou is known as a summer resort where you can get a great view of Huangguoshu Waterfall and mysterious ethnic villages. Also, living in the yurt, eating a roast whole lamb, riding a horse and seeing the sunset and sunrise on the grassland of Inner Mongolia would be the most enjoyable things that please you in this summer. Nowadays, Silk Road is becoming more and more popular, and traveling along it, you will see a large number of historic and cultural sites and get a deep learning about ancient Chinese culture. 

It may be crowded in some popular attractions in this peak travel month, just please prepare for the crowd and book the hotel and air tickets as early as possible. In the hot summer, the best time to do outside activities is before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.


China Regional Weather in July


Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 22 - 31°C (72 - 88°F)
In July, North China is hot and rainy. But still, it is cooler than many other southern areas. You can take a tour to the grassland in Inner Mongolia. Nadam Fair, a Mongolian traditional fair when herdsman celebrate it with dances and songs, horse racing and wrestling, often falls in this month. To do outdoor activities like climbing the Great Wall in Beijing, you are advised the early morning.

Clothing: T-shrit, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals, sneakers…

Shanghai & East China 

Yellow MountainMajor Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: 25 - 32°C (77 - 90°F)
In this region, the scorching weather happens every now and then in this month, along with more rainfall. On the sunny days, you can go to Yellow Mountain in Anhui or Purple Mountain in Nanjing to escape the summer heat. You can also spend a day in the ancient water towns around Shanghai.

Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals…

Xi'an & Central China

Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures: 25 - 34°C (77 - 93°F)
High temperature and large rainfall in this region make people crow to the local summer resorts with lower temperature and beautiful natural scenery, such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Boating on the Yangtze River is also a good choice to escape the hot climate in July.
Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals…

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures:26 - 33°C (79 - 91°F)
In this region, along with hot weather, there usually appears some rainy days, even the rainstorm and typhoons. In this month, you are not advised to travel to the coastal cities; Guizhou and Yunnan are good choices to appreciate charming natural scenery with relatively lower temperature.

Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals, sneakers

West China

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai…
Temperatures: 12 - 23°C (54 - 73°F) 
Comparing with other regions in China, the western part is relatively cooler. It is an ideal travel destination in such hot season. You can travel to Lhasa in Tibet in July, where the climate is cool due to the high altitude. However, if you travel to Tibet, remember to take light coats and thin jeans for the nighttime. Southern Gansu also is a good place where you can see grassland and experience the unique Tibetan customs.

Clothing: T-shirts, shirts, shorts, jeans, light coat and pants, sneakers, hat, sunglasses…


July Weather of Major Chinese Cities

Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
31°C / 88°F 22°C / 72°F 04:49 / 19:47 75
Changsha 33°C / 91°F 25°C / 77°F 05:34 / 19:29 78
Chengdu     30°C / 86°F 22°C / 72°F 06:04 / 20:10 84
Chongqing 33°C / 91°F 25°C / 77°F 05:57 / 19:58 76
Guangzhou 33°C / 91°F 26°C / 79°F 05:45 / 19:17 82
Guilin 33°C / 91°F 25°C / 77°F 05:52 / 19:34 79
Guiyang 33°C / 91°F 23°C / 73°F 06:03 / 19:50 76
Hangzhou   33°C / 91°F 25°C / 77°F 04:49 / 19:47 78
28°C / 82°F 18°C / 64°F 03:48 / 19:27 77
Hohhot 29°C / 84°F 16°C / 61°F 05:05 / 20:08 61
Hong Kong 32°C / 90°F 27°C / 81°F 05:44 / 19:12 83
Huangshan 20°C / 68°F 16°C / 61°F 05:09 / 19:13 92
Kunming   24°C / 75°F 17°C / 63°F 06:23 / 20:03 83
Lhasa   23°C / 73°F 10°C / 50°F 06:59 / 21:00 62
Lijiang 23°C / 73°F 15°C / 59°F 06:29 / 20:17 81
Luoyang 32°C / 90°F 23°C / 73°F 05:20 / 19:47 /
Nanjing 32°C / 90°F 25°C / 77°F 05:02 / 19:15 81
Pingyao 30°C / 86°F 18°C / 64°F 05:14 / 19:55 68
Qingdao 27°C / 81°F 22°C / 72°F 04:45 / 19:19 87
Sanya 32°C / 90°F 26°C / 79°F 06:09 / 19:22 /
Shanghai   32°C / 90°F 25°C / 77°F 04:54 / 19:02 80
Shenzhen 32°C / 90°F 26°C / 79°F 05:43 / 19:12 79
Suzhou 32°C / 90°F 25°C / 77°F 04:56 / 19:06 76
Tianjin 31°C / 88°F 23°C / 73°F 04:48 / 19:41 76
Urumqi 30°C / 86°F 19°C / 66°F 06:31 / 21:55 43
Wuhan 33°C / 91°F 25°C / 77°F 05:24 / 19:29 79
Xiamen 32°C / 90°F 25°C / 77°F 05:22 / 19:00 82
Xi'an 32°C / 90°F 22°C / 72°F 05:36 / 20:00 71
Zhangjiajie 33°C / 91°F 24°C / 75°F 05:43 / 19:42 78
Zhengzhou 32°C / 90°F 23°C / 73°F 05:15 / 19:42 78
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