Dalian Weather, Dalian China Temperature, Best Time to Visit Dalian


Dalian is located at the southern end of Liaodong Peninsula, the junction of the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea, and faces the Shandong Peninsula across the sea. It's one of the most popular seaside tourist cities in China. Dalian has a warm temperate continental monsoon climate, characterized by humid summers, cold, windy and dry winters. The annual average temperature is around 10°C. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures generally between 20°C~30°C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -9°C~-2°C. The annual rainfall is 550 ~ 800 mm, mostly concentrated in summer. Gale days of force 7 or above are about 40~65 days per year in coastal areas and 10~20 days in inland areas. The annual average sunshine is 2500 ~ 2800 hours, and the daily illumination rate is about 60%.

Best Time to Visit Dalian

May to September is the best time to visit Dalian. Dalian, facing the sea on three sides, is one of the hottest summer resorts in China. Tourists come to escape summer heat and seek the coolness from the sea. The time for sea swimming in Dalian is from the end of June to the beginning of September. September and October are the months when sea fish migrate. It is the best time to go fishing at the beach.

Apart from the sunshine, sea, beach and island, Dalian is also an important port city in the north because of its unique geographical position. There are squares, parks, and buildings with different architectural styles and international characteristics in Dalian, which are suitable to visit all year around.

Average Dalian Temperature by Month

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Dalian Seasons to Go

Dalian Summer (June, July and August)

Dalian is known as a summer resort for its comfortable weather and moderate temperature in summer. The highest temperature of most summer days is under 30°C. As a port city, Dalian is sometimes plagued by monsoon in summer, with nearly 70% of the rainfall, mostly during rainstorms.

Seasonal Activities in Dalian Summer

1. Head to the beach for sun, sea and sand: Dalian has a coastline of 1900km. The whole city is full of marine elements, with numerous sea-bathing resorts. There is not only blue sea and sky, sunshine and sandy beaches, but also seafood to satisfy your taste buds. Among which, Golden Pebble Beach (金石滩), Xinghai Bay (星海湾海滨浴场) and Fujiazhuang (傅家庄) are the best places to immerse into the romance of the sea.

2. Stroll leisurely along the Binhai Road: With 13 million square meters of greenbelt in the city, Dalian is one of the greenest cities in northern China. Moreover, Dalian also has the largest number of squares in China. The 32km-long Binhai Road (滨海路) connects many tourist attractions, like a jade belt floating on Dalian's seashore, which is the natural back garden of the city.

3. Meet seagulls at Tiger Beach Ocean Park: Tiger Beach Ocean Park (老虎滩海洋公园) is a large modern seaside amusement park in Dalian. It is a good place to see seagulls. Besides, there is also Coral Hall, Pole Aquarium, Animal Show Arena, Marine Mammal World and the Bird Forest worth visiting in the park.

4. Join the lively Dalian Beer Festival: The Dalian Beer Festival (大连啤酒节) is usually held from the end of July to the beginning of August every year. It is an industry event where famous beer brands from home and abroad gather together. If you're a beer lover, don't miss it!

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Golden Pebble Beach

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Binhai Road
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Dalian Weather in June

  • Temperature: 20.5°C / 69°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Rainfall: 83 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • UV Index: 9

Dalian Weather in July

  • Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 80°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 22.5°C / 72.5°F
  • Rainfall: 140 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • UV Index: 10

Dalian Weather in August

  • Temperature: 24.5°C / 76°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Rainfall: 155 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • UV Index: 9

Dalian Spring (March, April and May)

Spring begins in early March in Dalian, and it is a nice season to visit the city when flowers and trees are in blossom. The average monthly temperature is around 5°C in March, 12°C in April and 18°C in May. The monthly average precipitation from March to May shows a trend of double growth, which is 12mm, 24mm and 48mm respectively.

Seasonal Activities in Dalian Spring

1. Enjoy the scene of sakura blossom at Longwangtang Sakura Garden: From early April to mid-May, over 5000 square meters of sakura compete to bloom in Longwangtang Sakura Garden (龙王塘樱花园), which makes it one of the best places to appreciate sakura in Dalian.

2. Have a spring outing at Dalian Labour Park: Labor Park (劳动公园) is the largest park in downtown Dalian. It is a modern city garden with European style. The park will hold Dalian Chinese Scholar Tree Blossom Affair and Tulip Festival, etc. in spring.

3. Immerse yourself in the unique flowery island scenery: Located at the east end of Dalian Binhai Road, Bangchui Island (棒棰岛) is a scenic resort with mountains, sea, island and beach as the main landscape. In spring, purple acacia dotted the landscape avenue. Footpaths in the scenic area are surrounded by flowers, winding from the foot of the mountain to the hillside, like a huge carpet, rolling down with sweet floral.

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Sakura Blossom in Dalian City
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Dalian Weather in March

  • Temperature: 3.5°C / 38°F
  • High Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Rainfall: 12 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • UV Index: 4

Dalian Weather in April

  • Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • Rainfall: 25 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • UV Index: 6

Dalian Weather in May

  • Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Rainfall: 47 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • UV Index: 8

Dalian Autumn (September, October and November)

With clear autumn sky and bracing air, autumn is another good time for sightseeing in Dalian. The average monthly temperature is around 22°C in September, down to 15°C in October and about 6°C in November. The average monthly precipitation also shows a downward trend from nearly 65mm in September to only 20mm in November. The ocean temperature drops from 22°C to 13°C.

Seasonal Activities in Dalian Autumn

The autumn of Dalian shows both the straightforward beauty of the north and the lingering beauty of the south. It’s a good season to go hiking, appreciate colorful forests and watch the amazing sea sunrise and sunset. Autumn is the best season to try sea fishing and enjoy seafood in Dalian. The Shicao Scenic Area (石槽风景区) has a wide view, which is the perfect place to climb up, overlook the sea, enjoy the sunrise and sunset, and do sea cliff fishing. Tourists can enjoy the red leaves and colorful autumn scenery at Tianmenshan National Forest Park, Bingyugou Valley and Sanshilibao Maple Leaf Forest, etc.

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Shicao Scenic Area
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Dalian Weather in September

  • Temperature: 20.5°C / 69°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Rainfall: 65 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • UV Index: 7

Dalian Weather in October

  • Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • High Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Low Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 17.5°C / 63.5°F
  • Rainfall: 29 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • UV Index: 4

Dalian Weather in November

  • Temperature: 6.5°C / 44°F
  • High Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Rainfall: 20 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • UV Index: 2

Dalian Winter (December, January and February)

Winter is cold and dry in Dalian, but still not as frozen as the cities in the northeast part of China, like Shenyang and Jilin, etc. January is always the coldest month with the average temperature of -3°C. There is less precipitation in winter, no more than 30mm in three months.

Seasonal Activities in Dalian Winter

Dalian is a city with a blend of beautiful scenery and profound history. Besides the stunning coastal scenery, tourists here can also enjoy the beauty and romance of diverse architecture. In downtown Dalian, you can see Roman Column architecture, Domed architecture popular in Europe, Baroque architecture, Russian style architecture and Chinese classical architecture. Visit Dalian Natural History Museum, Lvshun Train Station and Dalian Shell Museum, etc. to feel harmoniously intermingle of ancient and modern, traditional and occidental. Moreover, you can also take a retro tram to shuttle through the city, visit People's Square to admire the striking and spirited image of horseback police.

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Dalian Horseback Police
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Dalian Weather in December

  • Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • High Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Low Temperature: -3.5°C / 26°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 8.5°C / 47°F
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • UV Index: 2

Dalian Weather in January

  • Temperature: -3.5°C / 26°F
  • High Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Low Temperature: -7°C / 19°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Rainfall: 9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • UV Index: 2

Dalian Weather in February

  • Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
  • High Temperature: 1.5°C / 35°F
  • Low Temperature: -5°C / 23°F
  • Ocean Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Rainfall: 6 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • UV Index: 3

How to Plan a Dalian Tour?

Best Time to Visit Dalian: April to October

How to Get There: Flights from Beijing (1.5~2 hours), Shanghai (2 hours), Guangzhou (4 hours), Harbin (4 hours), etc. and bullet train from Shenyang (1.5~4.5 hours), Harbin (3.5~5 hours), Beijing (4~5 hours), etc.

Visitors usually spend 1~4 days in Dalian. Those who are coming to Dalian in hurry, they spend 1 day around to have a rough trip to its coastline. Some prefer Golden Pebble Beach, while some may visit Xinghai Square and Sunasia Ocean Park.

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If you have 2 days in Dalian, you are suggested to spend your first day at Xinghai Square and nearbys and the next day to meet with the best seascape in Dalian and have fun at Tiger Pebble Beach Ocean Park.

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A 3 Day Dalian Tour will cover almost all the major highlights in Dalian, including its best coastal scenery and ocean parks. If you have 3 days around, you are high suggested to take such a trip.

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If you want more Dalian surprises, you can also add Bangchui Island into your trip, which used to be the summer retreat for national leaders of China.

In addition, you are highly suggested to extend your trip to more destinations in Dongbei Region, including 3~6 days to Harbin, 2~4 days to Changbaishan, 1~2 days to Shenyang, 1~2 days to Jilin, 1~3 days to Changchun, etc. Have your preferences? Contact us to get a tailor-made trip!

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