Chengdu Weather & Seasons

Located in the bordering areas of the Sichuan northwest highland and Sichuan basin, Chengdu has its own climatic features. 

Sometimes, it is like the city of London, which famous for the fog and the drizzly weather. It's hard to imagine that Chengdu gets about 250 - 300 foggy, cloudy or rainy days each year.

The distinctive characteristic of Chengdu weather is foggy and humid. There are fewer hours of sunlight per day. The rainy season is usually in July and August, with occasional storms. The best periods for Chengdu tour are from March to June, and September to November for its cooler and less rainy.

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Seasons to Go

Spring
Spring in Chengdu often comes early from the beginning of March and lasts long until early May.  The weather warms up from winter, but there are frequent alternative changes, sometimes you may feel chilly in Spring. Chengdu's spring you can witness colorful flowers are blooming one after another, and trees and grass are turning green under the spring wind.

 

Seasonal Activities

Every year, March 18 is the opening ceremony of Peach Flower in Longquan. And the best time to see the peach blossom is from late March and early April. Please remember to take a thin sweater, a long-sleeved T- shirts and a jacket with you when tour Chengdu at this time.

Annual Peach Flower Festival
Summer
Summer in Chengdu is both hot and rainy, starting from mid-May to early the end of August. The weather is sultry with lower temperature in early morning and evening, but hot during the daytime, usually about 35 C.
Seasonal Activities
To escape the summer heat, you can visit the nearby Mt.Qingcheng, and Mt. Emei. Or take a summer trip to Jiulong Valley
Furthermore, summer is also the season when Giant Panda are most active.

 

Lotus in Summer
Autumn
Autumn usually starts from September and lasts till the end of October or early November. In the late of Autumn, the temperature drops quickly and there may be a lot of rain.
Seasonal Activities
This is one of the best time to visit Chengdu, when the Ginkgo trees become golden. The Autumn scenery at Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong are among the most beautiful in China.
Golden Ginkgoes in Autumn
Winter
Winter is from December to February, the average temperature is about 5 C. Due to the cloudy and moist weather, it feels very cold.
Seasonal Activities
Xiling Snow Mountain is a good place for skiing, while the plum blossoms in Happy Meilin Park and Tazishan Park are also the winter highlights in Chengdu.
Winter in Xiling Snow Mountain

Want to get more ideas about Seasonal Sightseeing in Chengdu? Please go ahead to our Chengdu Seasonal Sightseeing Guide for further exploration.

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