China varies greatly in terms of terrain and climate across its territory.

As a rough guide, summers (Jun-Aug) are generally hot and humid, particularly in the cities, and in the interior of the country. Cities in the interior are naturally the hottest. Summer is also characterised by heavy rainfall. Winter (Nov-Mar) can be very cold in desert and northern regions away from the warming influence of the sea. Temperatures plunge to well below freezing and it is not advised that you travel in the interior during this part of the year.

The best time to visit China is undoubtedly the two remaining seasons. Autumn (Sep – October) and spring (April – May) both enjoy warm, relatively equable temperatures. Rainfall in spring is moderate and you may find some weather changes as the cold winter changes into the sultry summer. Consequently if you are visiting for a brief period autumn is the best time to plan your trip.


Average Weather Guide:

Temperature in Degrees Centigrade

Rainfall in Millimetres

The tables above are intended as guidelines only.

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