Hukou Weather & Seasons | Best Time to Visit Hukou Waterfall


Hukoou Waterfall in Linfen, Shanxi and Yanan, Shaanxi is the second largest waterfall in China (after Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou). It has an average altitude of 958.6 meters, located in plateau continental mid temperate-warm temperate monsoon climate zone.

The annual average temperature of Hukou waterfall is 9.9 ℃ (49.82℉). It has distinctive four seasons with a long and cold winter which lasts about 170 days from late October to early April. In January, the coldest month, the average temperature is only -3 ℃ (26.6℉), and the hottest month is in July with an average temperature of 25 ℃ (77℉). Hukou Waterfall in spring and winter is usually windy and there is not much rain, while summer is the rainy season. The sunshine is abundant throughout the year with an average sunshine hour of about 8 hours.

When is the Best Time to Visit Hukou Waterfall

There are two best viewing periods of Hukou Waterfall: one is April to May in spring, when peach blossoms are all over the mountains and the frozen ice melts; the other is September to November, when the rainy season is just over, and many mountain springs and streams along the river have collected a large number of clear water. During these two periods, Hukou Waterfall can be as wide as 1000 meters because of the massive and stable water volume. The rolling waves roar and fly down the river with an overwhelming force, which is a grand scene beyond description.

Note: Hukou Waterfall may close sometimes in rainy summer and freezing winter in consideration of the safety of the tourists.

Average Hukou Waterfall Temperature by Month

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Hukou Waterfall Seasons to Go

Hukou Spring (March, April, May)

Temperature: 2°C (35.6°F) ~ 21°C (69.8°F)

March is still a little cold, but from April to May, the gradually warmer temperature brings peach and apricot blossoms and the melting ice leads to a great increase of water, forming the "peach blossom flood" (spring flood) of Hukou Waterfall, which is worth seeing. There is in general not much rainfall and the weather is very suitable for traveling.

What to Wear & Pack: In the cold early spring, you need to wear down jacket, windbreakers and sweaters. When it becomes warmer, you can prepare long skirts, light coat, light jeans and shirt. The UV index gets a little high in May, so you can bring sunscreen cream also.

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Hukou Weather

Peach Blossom Flood in Spring

Taiyuan Weather in March

  • Average Temperature: 8°C / 46.4°F
  • High Temperature: 11°C / 51.8°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 35.6°F
  • Average UV Index: 3
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Rainfall: 1.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 06:21 ~ 07:03
  • Sunset: 18:28 ~ 18:54

Hukou Weather in April

  • Average Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 18°C /64.4°F
  • Low Temperature: 8°C / 46.4°F
  • Average UV Index: 5
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Rainfall: 52.1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 06:19
  • Sunset: 18:55 ~ 19:20

Hukou Weather in May

  • Average Temperature: 18°C / 64.4°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C /69.8°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average UV Index: 6
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Rainfall: 0.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 05:18 ~ 05:40
  • Sunset: 19:21 ~ 19:44

Hukou Summer (June, July, August)

Temperature: 14°C (57.2°F) ~ 27°C (80.6°F)

In the early summer, Hukou waterfall flow is smaller than that in spring and autumn. But at the end of summer, during the rainy season, the water volume of Hukou Waterfall gradually increases. Summer is the most humid season in the year and it is rainy about half of the days. It is also the hottest season, but with the rain, the summer heat will not be unbearable.

What to Wear & Pack: It is important to prepare sun block shirt, sun hat, sun glasses and sunscreen cream to protect your skin from the strong sunlight. Umbrella or light raincoat is also helpful in case that it rains. As for clothes, linen shirts, thin skirts, T-shirts and other breathable clothes are enough for the day time. In case that the weather changes at night, taking a light coat and long pant is advisable.

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Hukou Waterfall in Summer

Hukou Weather in June

  • Average Temperature: 22°C / 71.6°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57.2°F
  • Average UV Index: 7
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Rainfall: 23.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 05:16 ~ 05:20
  • Sunset: 19:45 ~ 19:55
  • Hukou Weather in July

  • Average Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 80.6°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 60.8°F
  • Average UV Index: 7
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Rainfall: 141.6 mm
  • Rainy Days: 22 days
  • Sunrise: 05:20 ~ 05:40
  • Sunset: 19:40 ~ 19:55
  • Hukou Weather in August

  • Average Temperature: 23°C / 73.4°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C / 78.8°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 60.8°F
  • Average UV Index: 5
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Rainfall: 117.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 24 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 06:04
  • Sunset: 19:03 ~ 19:39
  • Hukou Autumn (September, October, November)

    Temperature: 2°C (35.6°F) ~ 21°C (69.8°F)

    Hukou Waterfall reaches its maximum water volume in autumn, especially in October. At this time, the Hukou Waterfall, with its roaring flood waves and splashing torrents, forms the wonder of "smoke rises from the bottom of the water". With the red leaves on both sides, the scenery is even more spectacular. The weather is also agreeable: cool, comfortable, not much rain and less strong sunlight.

    What to Wear & Pack: You are advised to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, sneakers for the early autumn, and winter coats and sweaters in late October and November. Take light raincoat or sunblock cream according to the weather.

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    Roaring Water of Hukou Waterfall in Autumn

    Hukou Weather in September

  • Average Temperature: 18°C / 64.4°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C / 69.8°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average UV Index: 6
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Rainfall: 67.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Sunrise: 06:05 ~ 06:28
  • Sunset: 18:19 ~ 19:01
  • Hukou Weather in October

  • Average Temperature: 13°C / 55.4°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 7°C / 44.6°F
  • Average UV Index: 5
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Rainfall: 72.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13 days
  • Sunrise: 06:29 ~ 06:55
  • Sunset: 17:39 ~ 18:17
  • Hukou Weather in November

  • Average Temperature: 7°C / 44.6°F
  • High Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 35.6°F
  • Average UV Index: 2
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Rainfall: 10.8 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 06:56 ~ 07:25
  • Sunset: 17:19 ~ 17:38
  • Hukou Winter (December, January, February)

    Temperature: -7°C (19.4°F) ~ 6°C (42.8°F)

    In the cold and dry winter, Hukou waterfall is replaced by a silvery world. The temperature will drop to below 0 ℃ and there will be several snowy days every month. The strong wind near the waterfall will make you feel even colder. At that time, you will see that the banks are covered by ice and snow with Yellow River running in the middle, showing a unique natural scene of northern China. This crystal and beautiful snowscape is favored by many photography fans.

    What to Wear & Pack: To against the cold weather, winter coats, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, scarfs, gloves, sweaters and snow boots are recommended to take. You can also bring facial cream and hand cream to protect yourself from the dry weather.

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    Snowy Hukou Waterfall in Winter

    Hukou Weather in December

  • Average Temperature: 1°C / 33.8°F
  • High Temperature: 3°C / 37.4°F
  • Low Temperature: -4°C / 24.8°F
  • Average UV Index: 2
  • Humidity: 42%
  • Rainfall: 2.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 07:26 ~ 07:44
  • Sunset: 17:19 ~ 17:29
  • Hukou Weather in January

  • Average Temperature: -3°C / 26.2°F
  • High Temperature: -1°C / 30.2°F
  • Low Temperature: -7°C / 19.4°F
  • Average UV Index: 2
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 23.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 07:35 ~ 07:45
  • Sunset: 17:29 ~ 17:58
  • Hukou Weather in February

  • Average Temperature: 3°C / 37.4°F
  • High Temperature: 6°C / 42.8°F
  • Low Temperature: -2°C / 28.4°F
  • Average UV Index: 4
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Rainfall: 14.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 07:05 ~ 07:35
  • Sunset: 17:59 ~ 18:27
  • How to Plan A Hukou Waterfall Tour

    Generally speaking, it needs about 1 day to travel Hukou Waterfall, including transfer time and sightseeing time.

    If you visit Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area Shanxi (山西), it is strongly recommended to travel it with Shanxi's other top destinations together, including Datong, Pingyao and Mount Wutai. A classic Shanxi tour takes about 7 days, with 1~2 days to visit the cultural wonders in Datong, 1 ~ 2 days to appreciate the old city and nearby attractions of Pingyao and 1~2 days to pay pilgrimage to Mount Wutai.

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