China Weather Overview
China's a big landmass, running from the Pacific in the east to the Himalaya in the west, and streching about 5,500 kilometers from the tropical south to the cooler north. The climate and conditions vary widely from region to region. In winter, northern part of China have tempreture below zero, while tempreture in hainan, the south corner, still above 20 degrees. A trip through Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Guilin would be like going from New York to Florida via Texas and Wisconsin. It is better to check the weather conditions first before coming to China.
Best Time to Visit China
Choosing the best time to visit China depends on which places you wish to visit, what type of weather you enjoy. May, September and October are the peak tourist months at China's most popular destinations when the weather is most comfortable, but prices are higher, and everywhere is more crowded. Prices drop a bit in the shoulder season, which runs from late March through April and from June through August. The low season arrives in late November, and continues through the winter when there are fewer crowds and the prices are lower.
Weather Forecasts for Major Chinese Cities
China Weather by City
Check weather conditions of each city when planning your China trip.