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Usual weather in South-central China

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to South-central China? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in South-central China

South-central China is part of China. The climate of China is very diverse, because the country is very large. Weather is tropical in south and subarctic in north, and alpine in the higher elevations of the Tibetan Plateau. Monsoon winds strongly influence the climate. During the summer the Monsoon carries warm and moist air from the south, during winter the monsoon brings cold and relatively dry weather.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aba, Anhui, Baoguo, Barkam, Beichuan, Bengbu, Changde, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Daocheng, Daofu, Dazu, Dujiangyan, Dêgê, East Sichuan, Emeishan, Emeishan National Park, Enshi, Fenghuang, Ganzhou, Ganzi, Garzê, Guangyuan, Hefei, Hengyang, Hongcun, Huaihua, Huanglongsi National Park, Huangmei, Huangshan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiajiang, Jiangxi, Jiangyong County, Jianmen Shudao National Park, Jingdezhen, Jinggangshan, Jingmen, Jingzhou, Jishou, Jiujiang, Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, Kangding, Labahe Nature Reserve, Langmusi, Langzhong, Leshan, Litang, Luding, Lushan, Ma'anshan, Manigango, Maoxian, Mianyang, Mount Heng, Mount Jiuhua, Mount Sanqingshan National Park, Moxi, Mugecuo, Nanchang, Panzhihua, Pingxiang, Qianwei, Qijiang, Qingchengshan Dujiangyan National Park, Ruijin, Ruoergai, Seda, Shangli, Shaoshan, Shawan, Shiyan, Shunan Zhuhai National Park, Sichuan, Siguniangshan National Park, Songpan, South Sichuan, Tagong, Tianmen Mountain, Tongdao Dong Autonomous County, Wenchuan, Wuhan, Wuhu, Wulingyuan, Wuyuan, Xiangcheng, Xiangfan, Xiaogan, Xichang, Xidi, Xiling Xueshan National Park, Xinlong, Xinyu, Ya'an, Yajiang, Yibin, Yichang, Yongzhou, Yueyang, Zhangguying village, Zhangjiajie, Zhuzhou, Zigong.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Jingzhou and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 32.4 ℃ (90.32 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 24.7 ℃ (76.46 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 8.3 ℃ (46.94 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 1.1 ℃ (33.98 ℉). The most rainy month here is May, the average number of rainy days is 13.4. The least rainy month here is December, the average number of rainy days is 6.8.

When travelling around South-central China, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in China is Mount Everest (8848 m) and the lowest point is Turpan Pendi (-154 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to South-central China. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in January is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in January is 8.3 ℃ (46.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.1 ℃ (33.98 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.55 ℃ (49.19 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.3 ℃ (48.74 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 8.4. The average rainfall is 29.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:13 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:24 and at the end of the month 10:42.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in February is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in February is 10.3 ℃ (50.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 3 ℃ (37.4 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.3 ℃ (48.74 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.2 ℃ (53.96 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 9.3. The average rainfall is 45.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:42 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:06 and at the end of the month 11:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in March is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in March is 14.1 ℃ (57.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.9 ℃ (44.42 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12.2 ℃ (53.96 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.9 ℃ (64.22 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 12.8. The average rainfall is 75.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:59 and at the end of the month 12:27.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in April is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in April is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.2 ℃ (55.76 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.9 ℃ (64.22 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 12.6. The average rainfall is 107.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:27 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:54 and at the end of the month 13:19.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in May is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in May is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.8 ℃ (64.04 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.05 ℃ (82.49 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 13.4. The average rainfall is 140.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:19 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:40 and at the end of the month 13:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in June is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in June is 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.5 ℃ (72.5 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.05 ℃ (82.49 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 13.1. The average rainfall is 158.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:05 and at the end of the month 14:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in July is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in July is 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 25.2 ℃ (77.36 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.75 ℃ (87.35 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.05 ℃ (89.69 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 10.4. The average rainfall is 150.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:56 and at the end of the month 13:39.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in August is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in August is 32.4 ℃ (90.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24.7 ℃ (76.46 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.05 ℃ (89.69 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.95 ℃ (85.91 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 9.3. The average rainfall is 118.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:39 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:18 and at the end of the month 12:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in September is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in September is 27.5 ℃ (81.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.3 ℃ (68.54 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.95 ℃ (85.91 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 9.2. The average rainfall is 90.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:27 and at the end of the month 11:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in October is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in October is 23.1 ℃ (73.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.85 ℃ (67.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 10.8. The average rainfall is 88.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:32 and at the end of the month 11:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in November is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in November is 16.6 ℃ (61.88 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.4 ℃ (47.12 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 19.85 ℃ (67.73 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 8.7. The average rainfall is 55.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:43 and at the end of the month 10:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in South-central China in December is this: The average highest temperature in South-central China in December is 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.55 ℃ (49.19 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 6.8. The average rainfall is 23.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:13 and at the end of the month 10:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in South-central China in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Chongqingtemperature: - highest temperature: 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉)lowest temperature: 7.3 ℃ (45.14 ℉)rainfall: 25.7mmrainy days: 10.8
Wuhantemperature: - highest temperature: 10.5 ℃ (50.9 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉)rainfall: 27.5mmrainy days: 7
Chengdutemperature: - highest temperature: 11.1 ℃ (51.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.4 ℃ (39.92 ℉)rainfall: 5.1mmrainy days: 6
Hefeitemperature: - highest temperature: 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.1 ℃ (33.98 ℉)rainfall: 24.8mmrainy days: 6
Changshatemperature: - highest temperature: 11.1 ℃ (51.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.8 ℃ (38.84 ℉)rainfall: 45.6mmrainy days: 10.1
Nanchangtemperature: - highest temperature: 11.7 ℃ (53.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.6 ℃ (40.28 ℉)rainfall: 41.9mmrainy days: 7.9
Jiujiangtemperature: 7 ℃ (44.6 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 39.6mmrainy days: 7.8
Yichangtemperature: - highest temperature: 11.4 ℃ (52.52 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.3 ℃ (39.74 ℉)rainfall: 17.6mmrainy days: 7
Zhuzhoutemperature: 8.1 ℃ (46.58 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43mmrainy days: 9
Jingzhoutemperature: - highest temperature: 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉)rainfall: 23.6mmrainy days: 6.8
Panzhihuatemperature: 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 1.5mmrainy days: 1.3




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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