Guilin Weather: Climate, Weather Forecast & Best Time to Visit


Located in the low latitude, Guilin is overall mild and humid all year round with four distinctive seasons : a long frost-free period, abundant sunshine, a long summer and a short winter. The average temperature for the year is about 19°C / 66°F. July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of about 28°C, and January and February are the coldest. The average temperature is about 9°C / 48°F. The lowest temperature barely falls below 0 °C / 32°F. The annual average precipitation days are 166 days, and the longest continuous precipitation days are 30 days. The annual average rainfall is 1887.6 mm, and the annual average relative humidity is 76%.

Best Time to Visit Guilin

Spring and Autumn can be the most recommended seasons travelling Guilin with both warm sunshine and gentle breeze; while travel in Summer and Winter, you may meet with rainy days or chilly wind. In terms of weather and seasonal condition, the best time to visit is from April to October. However, try to avoid Chinese holidays such as the Chinese National Day (the beginning of October) and the Labor’s Day (the beginning of May), and it is necessary to check out the weather forecast when planning your Guilin tour.

Average Guilin Temperature by Month

MonthRecommended RateMax Temp.Min Temp.

Guilin Seasons to Go

Spring (March - May)
It gradually gets warmer in Guilin while most of the northern China is shivering in the early spring. With frequent and sharp intervals of temperature changes, it rains sometimes. Wearing sweater or light coat is enough, and please bring a raincoat/an umbrella and a pair of waterproofed sports shoes while travelling in Guilin in case of the unexpected drizzles.
Seasonal Activities
Hiking along the picturesque Yulong River with golden flourishing rape flower fields on your side or trekking up to the top of Xianggong Mountain to have a bird-view of the remarkable karst landscape can be a memorable travelling experience for you.
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Guilin in Spring

Guilin in Spring

Guilin Weather in March

  • Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Highest Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average AQI: 58
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 137 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19 days
  • Sunrise: 06:31 ~ 07:02
  • Sunset: 18:41 ~ 18:55
  • Guilin Weather in April

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Highest Temperature: 23°C /73°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Average AQI: 64
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 247 mm
  • Rainy Days: 20 days
  • Sunrise: 06:04 ~ 06:30
  • Sunset: 18:55 ~ 19:09
  • Guilin Weather in May

  • Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Highest Temperature: 27°C /81°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Average AQI: 46
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 352 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19 days
  • Sunrise: 05:49 ~ 06:03
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:10
  • Summer (June - August)
    Summer is hot and humid in Guilin. The rainfall of summer is almost 1000mm, which accounts for over 40% throughout the year. And the average temperature in summer is about 35 ºC / 91 ºF, sometimes reaches to 38 ºC / 100 ºF in July. Therefore, you are suggested to take T-shirts as well as umbrella, sunglasses and sun cream. Since there are a lot of water areas where mosquitoes may multiply, besides sun block products, you are suggested to bring the mosquito sprays.
    Seasonal Activities
    Cruising along Li River to meet the enchanting natural scenery will be gorgeous to relieve summer heat; Having a leisure time wandering at West Street and purchasing souvenirs there can be very enjoyable; Getting to experience the exciting featured-activity, Bamboo Rafting at Li River in the sultry summer dry; Watching Impression Sanjie Liu preformed by over 200 professional dancers in the starry summer night.
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    Guilin in Summer

    Guilin in Summer

    Guilin Weather in June

  • Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Highest Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Average AQI: 41
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 347 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 05:49 ~ 05:52
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:34
  • Guilin Weather in July

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • Highest Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Average AQI: 40
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 231 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:52 ~ 06:05
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:34
  • Guilin Weather in August

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • Highest Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Average AQI: 49
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Rainfall: 173 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15 days
  • Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 07:36
  • Sunset: 18:59 ~ 19:24
  • Autumn (September - November)
    Autumn is regard as the peak season to travel in Guilin. With pleasant temperature, you can find the most spectacular landscape outside Guilin city. Traveling in this season, putting on your casual and light clothes with some long-sleeved shirts and windproof jackets would be enough. Since there will be a lot tourists during the Chinese holidays such as the National Holidays and the Mid-Autumn Festival, please check out the date and avoid travelling on holidays and weekends.
    Seasonal Activities
    Hiking in Longsheng Rice Terraced Fields to witness the golden harvest terraces; Cycling around Yangshuo countryside and enjoy the view along the riverside; Visiting Xingping Ancient Town and taking pictures at the famous 20 RMB note scene; Appreciating the historic relics at Lingqu Canal excavated over 2000 years ago. >>Learn More about Yangshuo Biking
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    Guilin in Autumn

    Guilin in Autumn

    Guilin Weather in September

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Highest Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Average AQI: 51
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Rainfall: 82 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 06:30
  • Sunset: 18:26 ~ 18:58
  • Guilin Weather in October

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Highest Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Average AQI: 55
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Rainfall: 86 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:31 ~ 06:46
  • Sunset: 18:25 ~ 17:59
  • Guilin Weather in November

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Highest Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Average AQI: 52
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Rainfall: 64 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 06:47 ~ 07:07
  • Sunset: 17:48 ~ 17:58
  • Winter (December - February)
    Winter is chilly and the temperature approaches to 0 °C / 32°F. You can still smell the fragrance of some blossoming sweet-scented osmanthus in the early winter. It barely snows in Guilin city but sometimes the Longji Rice Terraces do for the higher altitude, and the flight tickets to Guilin are much lower than the other seasons’. In order to keep warm, you have to take thick winter jackets and woolen sweaters. Wear antiskid shoes or soft-soled trail shoes if you want to travel at Longji Rice Terraces.
    Seasonal Activities
    Snow is rare and may not last long in Guilin, but chances to appreciate winter snow on the top of mountains are possible and you can also go to the Reed Flute Cave and Silver Cave which are spectacular and stunning all year round. Wandering at Guilin/Yangshuo city, trying and learning how to cook the local food are also recommended.
    Recommended Guilin Tour in Winter
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    Guilin in Winter

    Guilin in Winter

    Guilin Weather in December

  • Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Highest Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Average AQI: 92
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Rainfall: 43 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 07:08 ~ 07:24
  • Sunset: 17:49 ~ 18:00
  • Guilin Weather in January

  • Temperature: 8°C /46°F
  • Highest Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Average AQI: 88
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Rainfall: 63 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 07:23 ~ 07:25
  • Sunset: 18:00 ~ 18:22
  • Guilin Weather in February

  • Temperature: 9°C /48°F
  • Highest Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Lowest Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Average AQI: 86
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Rainfall: 97 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 07:03 ~ 07:23
  • Sunset: 18:22 ~ 18:40
  • How to Plan Your Guilin Tour

    A combined tour of idyllic Guilin with the picturesque Yangshuo county and Longsheng county nearby is the most popular choice for tourists. You can not only visit the attractions such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave in Guilin City, but also try the Li River Cruise there to Yangshuo where you can get to experience the bamboo rafting and biking tour, enjoying the stunning karst landscape such as the Moon Hill and taking pictures at Xianggong Mountains/Ten-Mile Gallery. If you are excited to explore more, Longji Rice Terraces is an amazing trekking spot. You will get to experience the tranquility of the heavenly fairyland in Guilin. Since Guilin has become the 72-hour visa-free city in China, it's even more convenient to get there. Based on your itinerary, budget and schedule, you could plan a Guilin & Yangshuo tour for about 2 days and a trekking tour at Longsheng about 1 day or longer to get a brief or full exploration in Guilin. To connect all the scenic spots you are interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us for professional advice.

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    Guilin Four Seasons

    Guilin Four Seasons

    Average AQI of Guilin

    Average AQI of Guilin

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 88 86 58 64 46 41 40 47 51 55 52 62
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Average Rainfall of Guilin

    Average Rainfall of Guilin

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 63 97 137 247 352 347 231 173 82 86 64 43
    Days 16 16 19 20 19 18 16 15 8 10 9 9

    Average Humidity of Guilin

    Average Humidity of Guilin

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    % 73 75 79 81 81 82 79 78 73 70 67 67

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