China Weather in October

Season: Autumn

October is the colorful autumn season in China. Temperature continues dropping gradually; temperature difference between day and night keeps increasing; rainfalls and cold air from the north brings down the temperature greatly every now and then. But on the whole, China weather in October is moderate and comfortable, not hot any more, but not cold yet. 

 The coldest cities in China in October: 
Harbin: 1°C (34°F), Changchun: 2°C (36°F), Yinchuan: 3°C (38°F), Hohhot: 1°C (34°F)

 The hottest cities in China in October:
Sanya: 30°C (86°F), Beihai: 29°C (84 °F), Dongfang: 30°C (86°F), Fuzhou: 26°C (79°F)

 See more: Autumn in China – Weather & Tour Tips
Averages for China Weather in October
High Temp
20°C (68°F)
Low Temp
10°C (50°F)
49 mm (2")
06:10 ~ 06:41
17:15 ~ 17:58

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.


China Temperatures in October

China Weather in October


What to Wear

Temperature in October varies widely from day to night. You can wear some thin clothes at noon, such as the T-shirt, blouse, light pants; wear some warm clothes when you feel cold in the early morning and evening, such as a trench coat or jacket... But what to wear in China in October should be based on the actual weather conditions of the regions you are going to visit.
China Clothes in October October Wear in China


October Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

Tourism Rate:  
Mutianyu Great Wall
Great Wall in Autumn
With cool climate and colorful scenery, October is one of the most suitable months to travel around China. The autumn scenery of Jiuzhai Valley National Park, the Badaling Great Wall of Beijing, Yellow Mountain, Zhangjiajie, Daocheng Yading, Populus Euphratica Forest in Ejina, Shangri-La…are the heaven for tourists, especially for shutterbugs.
There will be crowds in popular attractions in the “Golden Week” from October 1st to 7th. You are advised to avoid travelling during this China National Day Holiday. If you have to, try to book the hotel, air or train ticket, and the admission tickets of scenic spots in advance.

See more China's 7 Best Places to Visit in October

China Regional Weather in October


Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, East Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 8 - 19°C (46 - 66°F)
People in Northeast China feel cool at daytime but cold at nighttime. This region has less rainfall so it is also a dry month. It is a great time to appreciate the yellow and red leaves standing on the Great Wall of Beijing.
Clothing: long-sleeve T-shirt, wind coat or jacket, thin coat, sweatpants, jeans, walking shoes…

Shanghai & East China 

Major Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: 15 - 23°C (59 - 73°F)

It is a sunny and warm month in East China with fewer rainy days. But there may be storm or typhoon hit the coastal areas, such as Fujian. In this season, you should not miss the beauty of Yellow Mountain. It is also a great time to have a taste of Shanghai hairy crabs.
Clothing: blouse, light pants, jeans, sneakers…

Xi'an & Central China

Jiuzhai Valley
Jiuzhai Valley
Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures: 15 - 22°C (59 - 72°F)

It is also a warm region in this month with moderate climate. Hiking on Huashan in Xi’an and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and the cruise trip on the Yangtze River are great choices to enjoy the charming autumn scenery. It is a good month to taste local delicious foods and get a close touch with the cute pandas in Chengdu. Jiuzhai Valley right in the most colorful time is also recommended.
Clothing: long-sleeve T-shirt, a light jacket, trench coat, light pants, jeans, sneakers…

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures: 19 - 27°C (66 - 81°F)
The temperature in this region drops a little but still higher than North China. It also rains less during the month in most cities of South China. Li River cruise must be a wonderful experience. Also, Lugu Lake in Yunnan and Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou are both good places to go.
Clothing: long-sleeve T-shirt, a light jacket, light pants, jeans, shorts, sneakers…

West China

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, West Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 5 - 19°C (41- 66°F)
It begins to turn cold in this region with little rainfall. If you travel here, take the warm clothes with you. Early October is the most proper time to visit Populus Euphratica Forest in Ejina. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is also a good choice, especially for shutterbugs.
Clothing: long-sleeve T-shirt, thick jacket, pants, jeans, hiking shoes…


October Weather of Major Chinese Cities

Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
19°C / 66°F 8°C / 46°F 06:10 / 17:58 61
Changsha 23°C / 73°F 13°C / 55°F 06:21 / 18:14 82
Chengdu     21°C / 70°F 15°C / 59°F 15°C / 59°F 78
Chongqing 22°C / 72°F 16°C / 61°F 06:47 / 18:39 84
Guangzhou 29°C / 84°F 21°C / 70°F 06:18 / 18:14 71
Guilin 27°C / 81°F 17°C / 63°F 06:31 / 17:59 70
Guiyang 23°C / 73°F 14°C / 57°F 06:45 / 18:40 77
Hangzhou   23°C / 73°F 15°C / 59°F 05:53 / 17:46 77
 12°C / 54°F 0°C / 32°F 05:32 / 17:14 63
Hohhot 14°C / 57°F 1°C / 34°F 06:29 / 18:16 59
Hong Kong 28°C / 82°F 23°C / 73°F 06:15 / 18:11 71
Huangshan 13°C / 55°F 7°C / 45°F 06:00 / 17:53 72
Kunming   20°C / 68°F 12°C / 54°F 07:01 / 18:56 79
Lhasa   17°C / 63°F 2°C / 36°F 07:49 / 19:42 49
Lijiang 20°C / 68°F 9°C / 48°F 07:12 / 19:05 73
Luoyang 21°C / 70°F 10°C / 50°F 06:24 / 18:15 /
Nanjing 22°C / 72°F 13°C / 55°F 05:58 / 17:50 77
Pingyao 18°C / 64°F 4°C / 39°F 06:26 / 18:15 68
Qingdao 20°C / 68°F 13°C / 55°F 05:53 / 17:43 65
Sanya 30°C / 86°F 23°C / 73°F 06:32 / 18:30 /
Shanghai   22°C / 72°F 15°C / 59°F 05:48 / 17:40 74
Shenzhen 29°C / 84°F 22°C / 72°F 06:15 / 18:11 69
Suzhou 22°C / 72°F 15°C / 59°F 05:51 / 17:43 72
Tianjin 20°C / 68°F 9°C / 48°F 06:06 / 17:54 64
Urumqi 13°C / 55°F 3°C / 37°F 08:07 / 19:51 58
Wuhan 23°C / 73°F 14°C / 57°F 06:16 / 18:08 78
Xiamen 27°C / 81°F 21°C / 70°F 05:59 / 17:55 71
Xi'an 20°C / 68°F 10°C / 50°F 06:39 / 18:28 77
Zhangjiajie 23°C / 73°F 14°C / 57°F 06:31 / 18:24 77
Zhengzhou 22°C / 72°F 10°C / 50°F 06:20 / 18:10 70
- Last updated on Dec. 29, 2020 -
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