Guangzhou Weather & Season: Best Time to Visit Guangzhou 2020

Guangzhou city in Guangdong province of China features in a sub-tropical climate. Due to its location of facing the South China Sea, it also features in oceanic monsoon climate which is humid all year around. Guangzhou has an adequate precipitation during all year around, and reaches its highest level during June, July and August. Its monthly average temperature waves around 20°C. The lowest temperature is in January with the average temperature of about 10 °C (54 °F), and the highest temperature is in July, with a highest temperature record of about 39 °C (102 °F). You can check Guangzhou Temperature for the temperature and weather of now and next 7 days if you are interested.

Best Time to Visit Guangzhou

You may want to ask: when is the best time to visit Guangzhou? Usually, the best time is in spring and autumn, from March to early May and September to December, when the weather is relatively more pleasant. January is also recommended for the flower lovers, because Guangzhou city will become a world full of blossoms by then. The hot summer from June to August is not recommended, because the summer in Guangzhou is typically scorching with strong sunshine.

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Guangzhou Seasons to Go

With a moderate temperature, Guangzhou is generally warm and humid all the year round without that clear division of seasons like Beijing and Xian. However, the weather in different seasons in Guangzhou is still a little bit different. Spring in Guangzhou is the start of rainy season. Summer is relatively long and may have occasional typhoons and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Autumn is the best to travel Guangzhou, featuring little rain and sufficient sunshine. Winter is short and a little chilly but not very serious.

Spring (March - May)
Spring is the transition period between winter and summer. Both temperature and precipitation increase. Spring in Guangzhou is from March to early-May, during which the temperature can drop to around 12 °C (53 °F) at night and remain around 26 °C (78 °F) at midday. Owing to the influence of sea, the humidity is high. Rainfall is frequent, sometimes may just be drizzle, and sometimes may be heavy rains.
What to Wear
T-shirt, light sweater, thin jeans and trousers are recommended for spring in Guangzhou. Remember to take an umbrella with you because it often rains in spring.
Seasonal Activities
Guangzhou is renowned as the "city of flower". While spring is the "season of flower". There are many plants parks for you to enjoy the amazing blooming flower view, such as Huanan Botanical Garden(华南植物园), Baiyunshan Peach Blossom Valley(白云山桃花涧), Luogang Tianluhu Forest Park(萝岗天鹿湖森林公园), etc. You can also cruise the scenic Pearl River at night to admire the dazzling night view of Guangzhou. What's more, the spring session of Canton Fair is usually held from April to May. Also, you can extend to enjoy the beautiful Kaiping Diaolou and Villages with pleasant Lingnan countryside landscape in Jiangmen.
 
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Spring in Guangzhou

Spring in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Weather in March

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Average AQI: 47
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 85 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15 days
  • Sunrise: 06:20 ~ 06:48
  • Sunset: 18:30 ~ 18:42

Guangzhou Weather in April

  • Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C /79°F
  • Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Average AQI: 41
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 201 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:55 ~ 06:19
  • Sunset: 18:42 ~ 18:54

Guangzhou Weather in May

  • Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C /84°F
  • Low Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Average AQI: 50
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 284 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 05:54
  • Sunset: 18:55 ~ 19:09
Summer (June - August)
Summer starts from June to August. It is hot and wet, with frequent thunderstorms and occasional typhoons. Downpour is very common during June. July is the hottest month through a year with an average temperature of 28.7°C. Torrid weather will last to the end of August. Therefore, July and August are the months with the worst combination of humidity and temperature, so you are not advised to travel Guangzhou in the months.
What to Wear
Any summer clothes will do, such as shorts, shirts and skirts, but you are also advised to bring a light coat for the evenings. And remember to take your sunblock and sunglasses.
Seasonal Activities
There are some cool places suitable for summer resort, such as Baishuizhai(白水寨), Xiangshui Gorge(响水峡). You can visit Chimelong Water Park to take part in some water sports games, such as boating, rafting, etc. Besides, you can visit the Canton Tower at the cooler night hours to enjoy the stunning nigh view of Guangzhou city.
 
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Guangzhou Summer

Summer in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Weather in June

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
  • Low Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Average AQI: 44
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 276 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 05:45
  • Sunset: 19:09 ~ 19:17
  • Guangzhou Weather in July

  • Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Average AQI: 41
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 233 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:45 ~ 05:57
  • Sunset: 19:09 ~ 19:17
  • Guangzhou Weather in August

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Average AQI: 49
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 17 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 05:58 ~ 06:09
  • Sunset: 18:45 ~ 19:09
  • Autumn (September to November)
    Autumn from September to November are the best months to visit Guangzhou. The weather feels cooler with autumn breezes, and the daily temperature during this period of time is around 20°C.
    What to Wear
    You are recommended to wear light clothing such as long-sleeved shirts/T-shirts plus a thin overcoat or light sweater for autumn in Guangzhou.
    Seasonal Activities
    In autumn, there are many things you can do in Guangzhou. You can get close to the symbol of Guangzhou - Five Rams Statue in Yuexiu Park for a short stay, go up to Canton Tower for Guangzhou panorama, marvel at Lingnan Buildings at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, stroll around the streets for discover Guangzhou Dim Sum and other Cantonese gourmets, admire historical world architectures at Shamian Island, cruising along the mother river of Guangzhou - Pearl River, explore more culture at Guangdong Museum and Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, shopping at Beijing Road or Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, etc. Besides, you can attend the Biggest Exhibition of China - Canton Fair.
     
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    Autumn in Guangzhou

    Autumn in Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Weather in September

  • Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Average AQI: 50
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Rainfall: 166 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13 days
  • Sunrise: 06:09 ~ 06:18
  • Sunset: 18:15 ~ 18:44
  • Guangzhou Weather in October

  • Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Average AQI: 57
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Rainfall: 87 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Sunrise: 06:18 ~ 06:31
  • Sunset: 17:50 ~ 18:14
  • Guangzhou Weather in November

  • Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 361°F
  • Average AQI: 56
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Rainfall: 35 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 06:32 ~ 06:51
  • Sunset: 17:49 ~ 17:41
  • Winter (December - February)
    Winter is usually warm and dry in Guangzhou. There is little precipitation. January is the coldest month with lowest temperature of 10 °C.
    What to Wear
    It is recommended to wear sweaters and long trousers in winter, and take a coat with you to wear during the cooler hours of darkness.
    Seasonal Activities
    Guangzhou in winter is full of kapok, peach blossoms, plum blossoms, azalea, etc. in different color. Most of the parks and also streets are decorated with beautiful flowers. Therefore, explore the parks and streets of Guangzhou must be a good idea when visit Guangzhou in winter. Also, you can get into the fabulous exbition hall to learn some great legendary stories of Mr, Sun Yat-sen at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, take a leisure stroll in the profound Yuexiu Park, etc.
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    Winter in Guangzhou

    Winter in Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Weather in December

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Low Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Average AQI: 56
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Rainfall: 32 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:51 ~ 07:08
  • Sunset: 17:41 ~ 17:52
  • Guangzhou Weather in January

  • Temperature: 14°C /57°F
  • High Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average AQI: 65
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Rainfall: 41 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 07:08 ~ 07:10
  • Sunset: 17:53 ~ 18:13
  • Guangzhou Weather in February

  • Temperature: 15°C /59°F
  • High Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Low Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Average AQI: 39
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Rainfall: 70 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Sunrise: 06:49 ~ 07:07
  • Sunset: 18:14 ~ 18:30
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    Average AQI of Guangzhou

    Average AQI of Guangzhou

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 65 39 47 41 50 44 41 49 50 57 56 56
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Average Rainfall of Guangzhou

    Average Rainfall of Guangzhou

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 41 70 85 201 284 276 233 227 166 87 35 32
    Days 8 11 15 16 18 18 16 17 13 7 6 5

    Average Humidity of Guangzhou

    Average Humidity of Guangzhou

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    % 72 77 82 84 84 84 82 82 78 71 66 66

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