Jilin Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Jilin 2022

 

Jilin city (125° 40′~ 127° 56′E and 42° 31′~ 44° 40′ N) is located in the middle of Jilin Province, in the northeast hinterland of Changbai Mountains, on the Bank of Songhua River in the transition zone from Changbai Mountain to Songnen Plain.The climate of Jilin city belongs to the typical sub-humid monsoon climate in the middle temperate zone, with four distinct seasons. It is dry and rainless in spring, warm and rainy in summer, cool and sunny in autumn, and long and cold in winter. The annual average temperature of the whole region is 3 ℃ ~ 5 ℃. Affected by the terrain, the temperature gradually decreases from west and northwest. The average temperature in January is the lowest among the year, generally, from -18 ℃ to -20 ℃, the average temperature in July is the highest, generally from 21 ℃ to 23 ℃, and the extreme maximum temperature is 36.6 ℃. The frost-free period is about 120 days. The annual rainfall is about 700 mm. The sunshine hours in the whole region range from 2400 to 2600 hours.

Best Time to Visit Jilin

Jilin is suitable for tourists in all seasons. Winter is the peak season in Jilin. Many tourists come here because of the beautiful rime and snowscape. The best time to appreciate rime every winter is from the end of December to the beginning of February.

Recommended Jilin Tour Packages

5 Days Club Med Beidahu Ski Tour with Jilin Wusong Island
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8 Days Northeast China Tour with Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

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Jilin Seasons to Go

Winter
It is the coldest but the best season to enjoy the beautiful rime scene of Jilin and have ski fun in Jilin. It turns into a snow-covered city with an average temperature of -11℃, and the night temperature is about -11℃.
What to Wear
It is very cold in Jilin in winter but the best time to see rime and have fun in the ski resort. The temperature keeps dropping down from the mid-November, and you are recommended to be armed with your best warm-keeping winter clothes such as overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs, and a pair of antiskid snow boots, and bring some warm paste and a vacuum cup to fill it with hot water if it is necessary. Wrap your face with a hat and scarf, and don't expose your skin outside. If you would like to go skiing, ski suites and protectors are needed. You can either bring them or rent the equipment from the ski resort.
Seasonal Activities
Skiing, Rime, Photography, Wusong Island, Beidahu Ski Resort, Songhua Lake Scenic Area
Winter is the best time to visit Jilin. Thought the winter here is long and extremely cold. The Songhua Lake Scenic Area becomes a wonderland for skiers and skaters. Also, you can go to the popular Beidahu Ski Resort to learn skiing and challenge yourself on the professional trails. However, the most attractive site in Jilin in winter is the Wusong Island with many crystal rimes hanging on the tree, forming a white fairyland.
Winter in Jilin

Jilin Weather in December

  • High Temperature: -7°C / 20°F
  • Low Temperature: -15°C / 4°F
  • Snow Days: 7.1 days
  • Rainfall: 15 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.4 days
  • Sunrise: 6:36am-6:55am
  • Sunset: 3:56pm-4:04pm
  • Jilin Weather in January

  • High Temperature: -9°C / 15°F
  • Low Temperature: -19°C / -3°F
  • Snow Days: 6.4 days
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.5 days
  • Sunrise: 6:41am-6:55am
  • Sunset: 4:05pm-4:40pm
  • Jilin Weather in February

  • High Temperature: -6°C / 22°F
  • Low Temperature: -15°C / 5°F
  • Snow Days: 6.9 days
  • Rainfall: 13 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.1 days
  • Sunrise: 6:04am-6:40am
  • Sunset: 4:41pm-5:15pm
  • Spring
    Spring in Jilin is very cold and windy with an average temperature of -4℃ in the daytime and -19℃ at night. 
    What to Wear
    The temperature is still the winter mode until April. When it enters May, it turns a lot warmer, and a long-sleeved shirt with a light coat will usually be sufficient in the normal days during the daytime. It is still very cold at night, and winter clothes like a down jacket, gloves, hat, scarf are necessary.
    Seasonal Activities
    Songhua Lake Scenic Area, Songhua River, Beishan Park, Catholic Church, Boating, Photography
    It is still very cold in March and April, and snow doesn’t thaw until early May. It’s not the best season for skiing or other outdoor activities in March and April. Since May, the temperature rises quickly in the daytime and you can hike a little bit and take a boat at Songhua Lake Scenic Area. It’s a good time to capture the vibrant view of Jilin in spring.
    Spring in Jilin

    Jilin Weather in March

    • High Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
    • Low Temperature: -6°C / 22°F
    • Snow Days: 6.1 days
    • Rainfall: 27 mm
    • Rainy Days: 9.2 days
    • Sunrise: 5:11am-6:02am
    • Sunset: 5:17pm-5:51pm

    Jilin Weather in April

    • High Temperature: 15°C / 58°F
    • Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
    • Snow Days: 0.9 days
    • Rainfall: 36 mm
    • Rainy Days: 9.5 days
    • Sunrise: 4:24am-5:10am
    • Sunset: 5:53pm-6:25pm

    Jilin Weather in May

    • High Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
    • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
    • Snow Days: 0 day
    • Rainfall: 59 mm
    • Rainy Days: 12.4 days
    • Sunrise: 3:54am-4:23am
    • Sunset: 6:26pm-6:56pm
    Summer
    Summer is a comfortable season to visit Jilin with an average temperature of 20℃ in the daytime and 5℃ at night. It may be even cooler in the scenic area than in the city center.
    What to Wear
    Usually, T-shirts, windbreakers, jackets, thin sweaters, trousers, long sleeves, are sufficient for the daytime. It rains a lot in summer, so bring some rain gears and extra layers to keep warm at night like overcoats, sweaters, woolen jackets, etc.
    Seasonal Activities
    Songhua Lake Scenic Area, Songhua River, Beishan Park, Hiking, Catholic Church, Photography
    Since the average temperature during July and August is the hottest period in China, while it is just around 20 degrees centigrade in Jilin, which is comfortable for hikers in Jilin. You can enjoy the lush vegetation in Songhua Lake Scenic Area and the beautiful Songhua River, hike a little bit in Beishan Park and other city parks in Jilin.
    Jilin in Summer

    Jilin Weather in June

  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Snow Days: 0 day
  • Rainfall: 92 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.3 days
  • Sunrise: 3:50am-3:54am
  • Sunset: 6:57pm-7:07pm
  • Jilin Weather in July

  • High Temperature: 29°C / 83°F
  • Low Temperature: 18°C / 65°F
  • Snow Days: 0 day
  • Rainfall: 153 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19.4 days
  • Sunrise: 3:54am-4:19am
  • Sunset: 6:47pm-7:07pm
  • Jilin Weather in August

  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 62°F
  • Snow Days: 0 day
  • Rainfall: 112 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.6 days
  • Sunrise: 4:20am-4:51am
  • Sunset: 6:02pm-6:46pm
  • Autumn
    It is a comfortable season to travel to Jilin in early autumn, and the temperature drops rapidly since mid-October. The average temperature in Jilin is 26℃ in the daytime and 13℃ at night during autumn.
    What to Wear
    The temperature is comfortable in September and early October. It is recommended to wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeves, sweaters, for the early autumn; winter clothes such as overcoats, sweaters, woolen jackets, gloves, down jacket and scarfs are necessary if you come after October.
    Seasonal Activities
    Hiking, Fall Foliage, Hongye Valley, Songhua Lake Scenic Area, Songhua River, Beishan Park, Photography
    The early autumn is comfortable to visit Hongye Valley to enjoy the beautiful dazzling fall foliage and take photos there. Hiking in other sites like Songhua Lake Scenic Area and Beishan Park is still fun. The first week of October is usually crowded in the scenic area because of the National Holiday. However, from October, you can feel the bitter winter vibes already, and usually, the ski resort starts to open in November.
    Autumn in Jilin

    Jilin Weather in September

  • High Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 49°F
  • Snow Days: 0 day
  • Rainfall: 47 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9.4 days
  • Sunrise: 4:52am-5:23am
  • Sunset: 5:10pm-6:01pm
  • Jilin Weather in October

  • High Temperature: 14°C / 56°FF
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Snow Days: 0.5 day
  • Rainfall: 36 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8.8 days
  • Sunrise: 5:24am-5:59am
  • Sunset: 4:22pm-5:08pm
  • Jilin Weather in November

  • High Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Low Temperature: -6°C / 21°F
  • Snow Days: 4.7 days
  • Rainfall: 26 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.4 days
  • Sunrise: 6:00am-6:35am
  • Sunset: 3:56pm-4:20pm
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