Shantou has a subtropical monsoonal climate with warm and humid weather throughout the year, featuring humid springs, hot summers, and cool autumns. The annual average temperature in the city is from 18℃ to 20℃; the hottest month is July with high temperatures around 39℃, and the coldest month is January with low temperatures around 0℃. The annual average rainfall is 1,800 millimeters on average, mainly in July and August. Shantou has 2,000 to 2,500 hours of sunshine on average every year, and typhoons often take place in summertime. The best time to visit is in April, May, September, and October.