China Weather in November

Season: Autumn

China weather in November is getting colder and colder, especially in rainy and windy days. Some northeastern and western cities, such as Harbin, even receive the snowfall and its average temperature stays around zero. Autumn comes to an end in this month when you can see the magical autumn scenery in many parts of China.

 The coldest cities in China in November: 
Harbin: -10°C (14°F), Changchun: -8°C (18°F), Yinchuan: -3°C (27°F), Hohhot: -7°C (19°F)

 The hottest cities in China in November:
Sanya: 28°C (82°F), Beihai: 25°C (77°F), Dongfang: 28°C (82°F), Fuzhou: 22°C (72°F)

 See more: Autumn in China – Weather & Tour Tips
Averages for China Weather in November
High Temp
13°C (55°F)
Low Temp
3°C (37°F)
29 mm (1 in)
06:42 ~ 07:15
16:50 ~ 17:13

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.


What to Wear

Tourists who travel to China in November should wear warm clothes, including the sweater, thick coat, wool overcoat, padded jacket, sweat pants, trench coat, ankle boots… But some southern cities, such as Hainan, Hong Kong, and Macau are warm and you don’t need to wear too much, a T-shirt plus a thin overcoat is OK. Therefore, clothes to wear in China in November are decided on where you go.
China Clothes in November November Wear in China


November Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

Tourism Rate:  
Fujian Tulou
Tulou, Special Residence of Hakkas in Fujian
Although China climate in November turns cold, it is warmer than that from December to February. In addition, it is the tourist off-season of China, so you can avoid tourist crowds in top attractions. More importantly, you can enjoy the fascinating autumn scenery. Standing on the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing or Yellow Mountain, you can see colorful leaves all over the mountains.

If you prefer warm places, Yunnan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Taiwan are all great choices. You can feel the charm of the ancient town in Dali or Lijiang in Yunnan, or learn the culture and appreciate special buildings of . The modern buildings in Guangzhou and Shenzhen make you know more about the rapid development of China in recent years.

Pay more attention to the weather forecast, and wear suitable clothes due to clear temperature difference between North China and South China. 

See more China's 6 Best Destinations in November


China Regional Weather in November


Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, East Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 0 - 10°C (32 - 50°F)
It is cold and dry in most cities of Northeast China in November. It may snow in some high-latitude areas, such as Harbin, and sometimes its temperature may go down below zero. But the autumn scenery of Beijing in this month is attractive. You can go up to the Great Wall to see the colorful fall leaves decorating the mountains.
Clothing: sweater, thick coat, wool overcoat, padded jacket, ankle boots, scarf…

Shanghai & East China 

Major Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: 9 - 17°C (48 - 63°F)

It is also a little chilly and dry in this region, especially at night. Remember to keep warm at nighttime. Yellow Mountain is strongly recommended to you, where you can see the seas of clouds, colorful leaves, beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Clothing: jeans, trench coat, sweater, thick coat, wool overcoat, padded jacket, ankle boots…

Xi'an & Central China

Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures:  9 - 16°C (48 - 61°F)

Central China is getting colder and colder in this month, and the region has more rainy days than previous two months. People in this region have worn the winter clothes to keep warm. Huashan in Xi’an and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are good travel destinations to feel the thick autumn flavor. If you would like to taste Chinese delicacies, Xi’an and Chengdu are your best choices.
Clothing: sweater, thick jacket/ coat, wool overcoat, padded jacket, winter pants, short boots…

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures: 11 - 19°C (52 - 66°F) 
It is warm and cool in South China with large temperature difference. If you aim to escape the chill, you can take a visit to the cities in South China. It is a good time to tour the lakes, karst landform and ancient towns in Dali, Lijiang and Kunming of Yunnan. The blue sky, white cloud and soft beaches of Sanya make you enjoyable. Shopping and sightseeing are great experiences in Hong Kong with moderate climate in this month.
Clothing: thin coat/ jacket, pants, hoodie, sneakers…
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Pearl River Cruise
Pearl River Cruise in Guangzhou

West China

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, West Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: -3 - 15°C (27 - 59°F)

The weather in West China in November is cold and even freeze with less rainfall. You may also encounter snowfall in this region in this month. It is a tourism low season. If come here, you’d better visit some indoor attractions.
Clothing: warm winter clothes, such as thick sweater, snow boots, thermal shirt, padded overcoat, down coat, padded trousers, hat, scarf, gloves…


November Weather of Major Chinese Cities

Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
10°C / 50°F 0°C / 32°F 06:42 / 17:13 57
Changsha 16°C / 61°F 7°C / 45°F 06:39 / 17:44 80
Chengdu     16°C / 61°F 10°C / 50°F 07:18 / 18:16 78
Chongqing 17°C / 63°F 12°C / 54°F 07:07 / 18:07 84
Guangzhou 25°C / 77°F 16°C / 61°F 06:32 / 17:41 66
Guilin 20°C / 68°F 12°C / 54°F 06:47 / 17:58 67
Guiyang 17°C / 63°F 9°C / 48°F 07:02 / 18:11 77
Hangzhou   17°C / 63°F 9°C / 48°F 06:13 / 17:13 74
0°C / 32°F -10°C / 14° 06:13 / 16:20 65
Hohhot 4°C / 39°F -7°C / 19°F 07:03 / 17:29 59
Hong Kong 24°C / 75°F 19°C / 66°F 06:27 / 17:46 76
Huangshan 8°C / 46°F 1°C / 34°F 06:21 / 17:20 61
Kunming   17°C / 63°F 7°C / 45°F 07:17 / 18:28 77
Lhasa   12°C / 54°F -4°C / 25°F 08:09 / 19:09 38
Lijiang 17°C / 63°F 4°C / 39°F 07:29 / 18:36 62
Luoyang 14°C / 57°F 3°C / 37°F 06:24 / 18:15 /
Nanjing 16°C / 61°F 6°C / 43°F 06:21 / 17:15 76
Pingyao 10°C / 50°F -2°C /28°F 06:55 / 17:34 61
Qingdao 12°C / 54°F 6°C / 43°F 06:20 / 17:03 64
Sanya 29°C / 84°F 21°C / 70°F 06:41 / 18:09 /
Shanghai   17°C / 63°F 9°C / 48°F 06:10 / 17:06 74
Shenzhen 25°C / 77°F 17°C / 63°F 06:28 / 17:46 67
Suzhou 17°C / 63°F 17°C / 63°F 06:13 / 17:09 72
Tianjin 11°C / 52°F 1°C / 34°F 06:38 / 17:11 62
Urumqi 2°C / 36°F -6 °C / 21°F 08:45 / 19:03 74
Wuhan 17°C / 63°F 8°C / 46°F 06:37 / 17:35 76
Xiamen 23°C / 73°F 16°C / 61°F 06:14 / 17:28 70
Xi'an 12°C / 54°F 3°C / 37°F 07:04 / 17:51 74
Zhangjiajie 17°C / 63°F 9°C / 48°F 06:51 / 17:53 76
Zhengzhou 14°C / 57°F 3°C / 37°F 06:45 / 17:32 66
- Last updated on Jul. 23, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
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