Fanjingshan Weather: Weather Forecast, Temperature, Seasons & Best Time to Visit

 

Fanjingshan in Tongren belongs to subtropical humid monsoon climate area. The annual average temperature of Fanjingshan ranges from 13.1 °C to 14.7 °C. The hottest days occur in the late July, and the average temperature is 24 °C (75 ℉); the coldest nights approach in the early January, and the average temperature is 4.6 °C (40 ℉). Rainfall season is intense from May to October. The temperature decreases with the increase of the terrain. The temperature on the summit is about 10 °C lower than the bottom’s. The annual frost-free period is 270-278 days. The annual sunshine hours are 900-1170 hours. The sunshine hours in April-September account for 68% of the annual sunshine hours. The annual precipitation is 1100-2600 mm. The precipitation in April-September is more than 70% of the total precipitation and the average relative humidity is 80%. It is suitable for the growth of various mosses and trees. Generally speaking, the climate at Fanjingshan is mild,with abundant solar power and rainfall. It is neither too hot in summer in nor cold in winter, no gale blowing, and no sand storming.

Best Time to Visit Fanjingshan

Fanjingshan has its attractive sights all year round. Every season brings different beauty to the tourists. In terms of weather and seasonal condition, the best time to visit is from April to November. However, please note the cableway and summit areas might not be open, when there is thunderstorm, so it is necessary to check out the calendar and weather forecast when planning your Fanjingshan tour. Always try to avoid visiting Fanjingshan during Chinese holidays such as the Chinese National Day (the beginning of October) and the Labor’s Day (the beginning of May). It is also very crowded during July and August (China's school summer holiday).

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Fanjingshan Seasons to Go

Spring (March - May)
In spring, Fanjingshan is in light green with colorful wild flowers lying around, and next to the Dong minority villages at the bottom of mount Fanjing is a golden field of rapeseed flowers. While the temperature at the top is about 10 degrees lower than the bottom of Fanjingshan. If you go atop during this time, it is recommended to bring a thick windproof coat with you. Flaming rhododendron blooms all over the mountains in April. Breathing the fresh air, roaming around in the blazing rhododendron field , you will be content for what the beauty of nature brings you.

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What to Wear
The average temperature in spring is 8 - 16 °C. It is about 16 °C in daytime. It is recommended to wear clothes such as suits, jackets, comfortable hiking shoes, windbreakers, casual clothes, thin sweaters and so on.
Fanjingshan in Spring

Fanjingshan in Spring

Fanjingshan Weather in March

  • Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • High Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Low AQI: 26
  • High AQI: 86
  • Rainfall: 68 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:31 ~ 07:02
  • Sunset: 18:41 ~ 18:55

Fanjingshan Weather in April

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Low AQI: 19
  • High AQI: 84
  • Rainfall: 146 mm
  • Rainy Days: 25 days
  • Sunrise: 06:04 ~ 06:30
  • Sunset: 18:55 ~ 19:09

Fanjingshan Weather in May

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Low AQI: 17
  • High AQI: 89
  • Rainfall: 196 mm
  • Rainy Days: 17 days
  • Sunrise: 05:49 ~ 06:03
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:10
Summer (June - August)
Summer can be the best season travelling Fanjingshan. Because of the abundant rainfalls which bring a lot fog, the cloud sea occurs the most frequently in summer around the top area. The peaks are hiding in the mist, and vague scenery is under a veil, which makes the mountain more mysterious. When the other part of China may still groan in the scorching summer air, it is a good choice to come here in July and August. Step by step, Hike atop to the crest, enjoying the sound of the gurgling spring, watching the changing scenery of yours. The tranquility and peace are found in the air.

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What to Wear
The average temperature in summer is 20 - 28°C. It is usually cool during the daytime, about 28 °C. You are suggested to wear shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other cool breathable clothes. Comfortable clothes such as short suits, T-shirts, thin jeans, casual clothes with a single layer are also recommended to wear during the rainy days, and please bring a raincoat/umbrella and a pair of waterproofed sports shoes while travelling in Fanjingshan in case the of the unexpected drizzles.
Fanjingshan in Summer

Fanjingshan in Summer

Fanjingshan Weather in June

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Low AQI: 15
  • High AQI: 49
  • Rainfall: 198 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:49 ~ 05:52
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:34

Fanjingshan Weather in July

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low AQI: 22
  • High AQI: 44
  • Rainfall: 178 mm
  • Rainy Days: 17 days
  • Sunrise: 05:52 ~ 06:05
  • Sunset: 19:25 ~ 19:34

Fanjingshan Weather in August

  • Temperature: 27°C / 80°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low AQI: 24
  • High AQI: 65
  • Rainfall: 134 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 07:36
  • Sunset: 18:59 ~ 19:24
Autumn (September - November)
Autumn comes in the early September, and the colors such as light yellow, red and brown are added on the mountains and become richer than just green. It's not as cloudy as it is in summer, but on a cloudless night, you can clearly see the starry sky, the Milky Way and the various constellations, and even the largest astronomical telescope FAST has been placed not far from it.

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What to Wear
The average temperature in Autumn is 17 - 26 °C. It’s usually cloudless and mild, about 26 °C during the daytime, 17 °C at night. It is recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts and blouses, thin jeans, casual clothes, windproof jackets and comfortable hiking shoes.
Fanjingshan in Autumn

Fanjingshan in Autumn

Fanjingshan Weather in September

  • Temperature: 23°C / 74°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 80°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low AQI: 29
  • High AQI: 59
  • Rainfall: 73 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 06:30
  • Sunset: 18:26 ~ 18:58

Fanjingshan Weather in October

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Low AQI: 18
  • High AQI: 78
  • Rainfall: 106 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:31 ~ 06:46
  • Sunset: 18:25 ~ 17:59

Fanjingshan Weather in November

  • Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • High Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low AQI: 16
  • High AQI: 100
  • Rainfall: 64 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 06:47 ~ 07:07
  • Sunset: 17:48 ~ 17:58
Winter (December - February)
After winter from November, Fanjingshan gradually turned dark green, and the number of visitors to Fanjingshan gradually decreased. However, somehow on one day, when it suddenly snows, the lifeless mountain is covered in white. Against the backdrop of the blue sky, the scenery was particularly impressive with a kind of pure and flawless beauty. If you would like to go uphill, thicker winter coats are needed. Occasionally, you may encounter the friendly Dong people and get to have a chance to see how they celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the delicious food of the Spring Festival.

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What to Wear
The average temperature of Fanjingshan in winter is 4 - 11°C. It is colder at the mountain area and the average temperature is 11 °C in the daytime. It’s suggested that you may need to wear clothes such as winter jackets, windbreakers, sweaters, gloves, and down coats and other thick clothes.
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Fanjingshan in Winter

Fanjingshan in Winter

Fanjingshan Weather in December

  • Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • High Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Low AQI: 15
  • High AQI: 96
  • Rainfall: 29 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 07:08 ~ 07:24
  • Sunset: 17:49 ~ 18:00

Fanjingshan Weather in January

  • Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • High Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Low AQI: 0
  • High AQI: 98
  • Rainfall: 36 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 07:23 ~ 07:25
  • Sunset: 18:00 ~ 18:22

Fanjingshan Weather in February

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Low AQI: 12
  • High AQI: 97
  • Rainfall: 43 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 07:03 ~ 07:23
  • Sunset: 18:22 ~ 18:40

How to Plan Your Fanjingshan Tour

Most people spend 1 day at Fanjingshan to catch all its highlights, by hiking up to the summit of Mount Fanjing, discovering the elusive creatures there, appreciating the royal temples since the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). You will get to see the beauty of Fanjingshan with not only nice photos but also memorable experience for your life time.

Located in the southwest of China, on the border between Guizhou and Hunan Province, Fanjingshan is surrounded with numerous scenic sites, such as the nearby quaint Fenghuang Ancient Town to the northeast, minority villages of Kaili to the southwest, and the stunning Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to the north, and the picturesque Guilin landscape to the south. You can have a combined tour of mysterious Fanjingshan with the other nearby attractions to both visit the spectacular scenery and get to know the people and their culture. usually, it needs about 7 days to enjoy Fanjingshan with the top destination of Zhangjiajie, and Fenghuang for an amazing Hunan Province exploration. If you want a full Guizhou Province discovery, you can arrange 6 days together with Fanjinshan. Furthermore, you can spend 3-4 more days to Guilin for another terrific sightseeing enjoyment.To connect all the scenic spots or destinations you are interested in, please don't hesitate to contact us for professional advice. We will help you based on your itinerary, budget and schedule

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Average Temperature of Fanjingshan/Mount Fanjing

Average Temperature of Fanjingshan/Mount Fanjing

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

Average AQI of Fanjingshan/Mount Fanjing

Average AQI of Fanjingshan

  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 Fanjingshan/Mount Fanjing

    Average Rainfall of Fanjingshan

      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

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