Chengdu Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Chengdu


Located in the bordering areas of the Sichuan northwest highland and Sichuan basin, Chengdu has a subtropical monsoon climate, characterized by its early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and warm winter. The annual average temperature is 16 ℃ / 61 ℉ and the annual rainfall is about 1000mm. It's cloudy and humid always and short of sunny days. Another remarkable feature of Chengdu climate is its high humidity. Therefore, although the temperature in summer is not high (the maximum temperature is generally no more than 35 ℃ / 95 ℉), it is sultry; in winter, the temperature is above 5 ℃ / 41 ℉ on average, but because of the overcast days, it is very cold. The rainfall in Chengdu is concentrated in July and August, with little rain in winter and spring and it barely snows.

Best Time to Visit Chengdu

The best periods for Chengdu tour are from March to June, and September to November for it's cooler and less rainy.

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Chengdu Seasons to Go

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. You can see colorful blooming flowers, and trees and grass are turning green with gentle spring breeze.>>More about Chengdu Spring
What to Wear
It is still a little cold in the early spring and it is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets.
Seasonal Activities

Every year, in March there will be a Peach Flower festival held in Longquan. And the best time to see the peach blossom is from late March and early April. Besides, you can also visit Shixianghua Flower Park at the outskirt of Chengdu Pujiang County, or the rapeseed flower field at Jiayang, Leshan city and even further to Daocheng Yading to enjoy the wild flowers over the mountains and start a Sichuan Tour from Chengdu.

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Spring in Chengdu

Spring in Chengdu

Chengdu Weather in March

  • Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • High Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Low Temperature: 8°C / 47°F
  • Average AQI: 70
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 21 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10.9 days
  • Sunrise: 06:53 ~ 07:29
  • Sunset: 19:02 ~ 19:22

Chengdu Weather in April

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 22°C /71°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Average AQI: 80
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Rainfall: 50 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13 days
  • Sunrise: 06:20 ~ 06:52
  • Sunset: 19:22 ~ 19:41

Chengdu Weather in May

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C /78°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Average AQI: 67
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Rainfall: 88 mm
  • Rainy Days: 14.7 days
  • Sunrise: 06:01 ~ 06:19
  • Sunset: 19:42 ~ 20:01
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.>>More about Chengdu Summer
What to Wear
It is very sultry, and recommended to wear sun block shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other breathable clothes for the day time and bring raincoat or umbrella always.
Seasonal Activities
To escape the summer heat, you can visit the nearby cool mountains, such as Mt.Qingcheng, Mt. Emei, Mt. Tiantai, and Mt. Siguniang or take a summer trip to Jiulong Valley, and Shunan Bamboo Forest. Furthermore, summer is also the season when Giant Panda are most active.
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Summer in Chengdu

Summer in Chengdu

Chengdu Weather in June

  • Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Average AQI: 77
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 109 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.2 days
  • Sunrise: 06:00 ~ 06:04
  • Sunset: 20:01 ~ 20:10

Chengdu Weather in July

  • Temperature: 26°C / 78°F
  • High Temperature: 30°C / 85°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Average AQI: 66
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Rainfall: 240 mm
  • Rainy Days: 17.2 days
  • Sunrise: 06:04 ~ 06:21
  • Sunset: 19:59 ~ 20:10

Chengdu Weather in August

  • Temperature: 25°C / 78°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C / 85°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 71°F
  • Average AQI: 94
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Rainfall: 236 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.8 days
  • Sunrise: 06:21 ~ 06:39
  • Sunset: 19:28 ~ 19:58
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.>>More about Chengdu Autumn
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, sneakers for the early autumn, and you may need to get wear more clothes to keep warm in the late October and November.
Seasonal Activities
This is one of the best time to visit Chengdu, when the Ginkgo trees become golden in many sites here, such as Renmin Park, Wenshu Temple, Qingyang Palace, Wuhou Temple. The Autumn scenery at Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong are among the most beautiful in China.
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Autumn in Chengdu

Autumn in Chengdu

Chengdu Weather in September

  • Temperature: 22°C / 71°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 18°C / 65°F
  • Average AQI: 54
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Rainfall: 125 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.6 days
  • Sunrise: 06:40 ~ 06:56
  • Sunset: 18:50 ~ 19:27

Chengdu Weather in October

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°FF
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 58°F
  • Average AQI: 55
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Rainfall: 47 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13.1 days
  • Sunrise: 06:57 ~ 07:17
  • Sunset: 18:16 ~ 18:49

Chengdu Weather in November

  • Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 60°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 49°F
  • Average AQI: 69
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Rainfall: 18 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.7 days
  • Sunrise: 07:18 ~ 07:42
  • Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:15
Winter is from December to February, the average temperature is about 5°C. Due to the cloudy and moist weather, it feels very cold.>>More about Chengdu Winter
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear winter coats, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, scarfs, gloves, sweaters, snow boots for the chilly winter.
Seasonal Activities
Xiling Snow Mountain is a good place for skiing and the snow covered scenery on Mount Emei is also very stunning, while the plum blossoms in Happy Meilin Park and Tazishan Park are also the winter highlights in Chengdu.
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Winter in Chengdu

Winter in Chengdu

Chengdu Weather in December

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 10°C / 51°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 40°F
  • Average AQI: 106
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.2 days
  • Sunrise: 08:17 ~ 08:36
  • Sunset: 17:56 ~ 18:05

Chengdu Weather in January

  • Temperature: 6°C /42°F
  • High Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Average AQI: 105
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Rainfall: 8 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.0 days
  • Sunrise: 07:43 ~ 08:00
  • Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:12

Chengdu Weather in February

  • Temperature: 8°C /46°F
  • High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 40°F
  • Average AQI: 106
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 12 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.2 days
  • Sunrise: 08:00 ~ 08:02
  • Sunset: 18:12 ~ 18:25

How to Plan Your Chengdu Tour

Many travelers come to Chengdu for Giant Pandas. Besides the panda, there are many other must-sees, like Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, Renmin Park and Jinsha Site Museum. You can add more fun and leisure experience into your trip, like enjoy a cup of tea in local traditional tea house and watch Sichuan opera in Shufengyayun Opera House. It’s better to spend 2 to 3 days in Chengdu. Based in China, China Discovery guarantees you the local way to explore authentic Chengdu.

To travel out of Chengdu, you can take side trips to the World Heritage Sites - Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei for 2 days, Dujiangyan & Mount Qingcheng for 1-2 days, Jiuzhaigou Valley & Huanglong Valley for 3 days. You can feel free to contact our professional travel consultants to customize your own itineraries which would perfectly suit for your likes and requirements.

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Chengdu Attractions

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Average Temperature of Chengdu

Average AQI of Chengdu

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 5.8 7.7 12.2 17.1 21.2 23.8 25.7 25.4 21.6 17.2 12.3 7.5
°F 42 46 54 63 70 75 78 78 71 63 54 45

Average AQI of Chengdu

Average AQI of Chengdu

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
AQI 105 77 70 80 67 77 66 94 54 55 69 106
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150

Average Rainfall of Chengdu

Average Rainfall of Chengdu

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 8 12 21 50 88 109 240 236 125 47 18 7
Days 7.0 8.5 10.9 13 14.7 15.2 17.2 15.8 15.6 13.1 7.7 5.2

Average Humidity of Chengdu

Average Humidity of Chengdu

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
% 83 81 79 78 76 81 86 85 85 85 83 84

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