China Weather in September

Season: Autumn

In September, China starts to enter autumn- a pleasant season. The continued high temperature drops, so does the rainfall. The temperature difference of the day and night gradually appears. But the weather is not cold yet. Hence, September with mild and pleasant climate is one of the best travel times to China.
 The coldest cities in China in September:
Harbin: 9°C (48°F), Changchun: 10°C (50°F), Yinchuan: 11°C (52°F), Hohhot: 8°C (46°F)
 The hottest cities in China in September:
Sanya: 31°C (88°F), Nanjing: 32°C (90 °F), Wuhan: 33°C (91 °F), Chongqing: 34°C (93 °F)

 See more: Autumn in China – Weather & Tour Tips
Averages for China Weather in September
High Temp
26°C (79°F)
Low Temp
16°C (61°F)
85 mm (4 in) 
05:42 ~ 06:09
05:42 ~ 06:09

The times for sunrise and sunset are based on Beijing.


China Temperatures in September

China Weather in September


What to Wear

Although China temperature in September is not as high as that of previous months, you may also feel hot at daytime in most parts of China and summer clothes should be prepared, such as the T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals… But in consideration of the temperature difference between daytime and nighttime, you’d better also take the shirt, light pants, and thin jacket for the nighttime. Clothe to wear in China in September depends largely on where you are going. Keep close eyes to the weather forecast.
China Clothes in September September Wear in China


September Travel Guide - Where to Go & Tips

Tourism Rate:  
Echoing Sand Mountain in Dunhuang
Silk Road Travel
Why not hike on the Badaling Great Wall on a sunny day with bright sunshine? If you are a shutterbug, you should not miss the sunrise and sunset of Yellow Mountain, the water and mountain landscapes of Guilin, and the fascinating autumn scenery of Kanas in Xinjiang and Daocheng Yading in West Sichuan. If you are a lover for history and culture, a trip along the Silk Road from Xi’an to Urumqi is an ideal choice.

See more China's Top 6 Places to Travel in September

China Regional Weather in September


Beijing & Northeast China

Major Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Dalian, Shenyang, Inner Mongolia…
Temperatures: 16°C - 26°C (61°F - 79°F)
Northeast China in September enjoys comfortable climate with mild temperature, less rainfall and bright sunshine. It is a great time to travel. The Great Wall in Beijing must not be missed in China’s tour in this month. You can also go to visit the Forbidden City, take amazing photos of this royal palace under clear blue sky.
Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, dress, short shirt, sneakers, thin coat, light pants…

Shanghai & East China 

Wuzhen Water Town
Wuzhen Water Town
Major Destinations: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Nanchang, Fujian, Shandong…
Temperatures: 21 - 28°C (70 - 82°F)

It is generally a pleasant month in East China although it is sometimes hot around noon. You are advised to visit the classic gardens in Suzhou, water towns around Shanghai, Gulangyu Island in Fujian and the sunrise and sunset on Yellow Mountain.
Clothing: T-shirt, dress, sneakers, light pant, thin coat or thin jacket…

Xi'an & Central China

Major Destinations: Xi'an, Chengdu, Luoyang, Zhangjiajie, Wuhan, Yangtze River…
Temperatures: 19 - 25°C (66 - 77°F)

In most parts of Central China, it is still hot around noon, such as Xi’an, Chengdu and Chongqing. During a trip in this region, you should not miss the historic sites in Xi’an, the delicious snacks and cute pandas in Chengdu, karst landscapes in Zhangjiajie with cooler climate and the cruise along Yangtze River.
Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, light trousers, dress, short shirt, sneakers, thin jacket…

South China

Major Destinations: Guilin, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hainan…
Temperatures: 22 - 31°C (72 - 88°F)
The weather in South China is hotter than that in North China. Also,it has more rain than the north. Sometimes the typhoons also land here. In this month, you should not miss the golden scenery of Longji Rice Terraces. Also, you are recommended Guilin for the Li River cruise and the ancient towns in Yunnan for cool weather.
Clothing: T-shirt, shorts, dress, skirt, short shirt, sandals, sneakers…
Kanas Nature Reserve
Kanas Nature Reserve in Xinjiang

West China

Major Destinations: Tibet, Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai…
Temperatures: 9 - 21°C (48 - 70°F)
In this region, it is cooler and drier than in other parts of China due to high altitude. Tibet is a great travel destination with snow mountains and clear holy lakes. It is a great time to have a trekking in the deserts in Gansu or Qinghai, or travel along the ancient Silk Road.
Clothing: T-shirts, shirts, shorts, jeans, light coat or jacket, pants, sneakers, hat, sunglasses…


September Weather of Major Chinese Cities

Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
26°C / 79°F 15°C / 59°F 05:42 / 18:47 68
Changsha 28°C / 82°F 19°C / 66°F 06:06 / 18:50 82
Chengdu     26°C / 79°F 19°C / 66°F 06:40 / 19:28 75
Chongqing 28°C / 82°F 21°C / 70°F 06:31/ 19:16 80
Guangzhou 31°C / 88°F 24°C / 75°F 06:09 / 18:44 78
Guilin 30°C / 86°F 22°C / 72°F 06:19 /18:58 73
Guiyang 28°C / 82°F 19°C / 66°F 06:33 / 19:14 76
Hangzhou   28°C / 82°F 20°C / 68°F 05:36 / 18:22 81
21°C / 70°F 9°C / 48°F 04:54 / 18:47 70
Hohhot 21°C / 70°F 8°C / 46°F 05:59 / 19:06 62
Hong Kong 30°C / 86°F 26°C / 79°F 06:06 / 18:40 80
Huangshan 17°C / 63°F 11°C / 52°F 06:21 / 17:20 87
Kunming   23°C / 73°F 15°C / 59°F 06:50 / 19:28 81
Lhasa   20°C / 68°F 8°C / 46°F 07:33 / 20:18 63
Lijiang 21°C / 70°F 12°C / 54°F 06:59 / 19:39 83
Luoyang 26°C / 79°F 16°C / 61°F 06:03 / 18:57 /
Nanjing 27°C / 81°F 19°C / 66°F 05:39/ 18:29 79
Pingyao 24°C / 75°F 11°C / 52°F 06:01 / 19:00 73
Qingdao 26°C / 79°F 19°C / 66°F 05:30 / 18:27 71
Sanya 31°C / 88°F 26°C / 79°F 06:27 / 18:56 /
Shanghai   27°C / 81°F 21°C / 70°F 05:30 / 17:17 77
Shenzhen 31°C / 88°F 24°C / 75°F 06:06 / 18:41 76
Suzhou 27°C / 81°F 21°C / 70°F 05:34 / 18:21 75
Tianjin 26°C / 79°F 16°C / 61°F 05:39 / 18:42 68
Urumqi 23°C / 73°F 12°C / 54°F 07:32 / 20:46 44
Wuhan 28°C / 82°F 20°C / 68°F 05:59 / 18:46 78
Xiamen 30°C / 86°F 24°C / 75°F 05:48 / 18:26 78
Xi'an 25°C / 77°F   16°C / 61°F 06:17 / 19:10  79
Zhangjiajie 29°C / 84°F 20°C / 68°F 06:15 / 19:00 74
Zhengzhou 27°C / 81°F 16°C / 61°F 05:58 / 18:52 75
- Last updated on Aug. 29, 2022 -
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