Jinan Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Jinan


Jinan is located in the warm temperate continental monsoon zone, and it belongs to the temperate monsoon climate. It is characterized by distinct monsoon and four distinct seasons. It is dry and less rainy in spring, warm and rainy in summer, cool and dry in autumn, and cold and less snowy in winter. The annual average temperature is 13.8 ℃, and the frost-free period is 178 days. January is the coldest and driest month, with a mean temperature of −0.4 °C (31.3 °F) and 5.7 millimeters (0.22 in) of equivalent rainfall. July is the hottest and wettest month, the corresponding numbers are 27.5 °C (81.5 °F), and 201.3 mm (7.93 in). The average annual precipitation is 685 mm, and the city receives 2,547 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Best Time to Visit Jinan

The best time to visit Jinan and appreciate the springs and lakes is from March to May and September to early November, namely the spring and autumn, and the rainfall is usually concentrated in July and August.

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Jinan Seasons to Go

Jinan Weather in Spring (March, April, May)
Average Temperature: 4°C~27°C, cold to comfortable, dry and windy
It's still chilly and dry in the early spring in March. Since April, it's getting comfortable and warm. The rising temperature wakes up the vegetation planted in the city, and it's also a season to see blooming flowers and green willow branches in parks of Daming Lake, Baotu Spring Park, Heihu Spring Park, etc.
Seasonal Activities
Visiting Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Heihu Spring, and Qianfoshan (Thousand-buddha Cliff Statues), Linyan Temple
What to Wear: It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts, and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets.
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Baotu Spring Lake and Daming Lake in Spring

Jinan Weather in March

  • Max Temperature: 13.3°C / 56°F
  • Min Temperature: 3.9°C / 39°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 212.8h
  • Rainfall: 15.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.9 days
  • Sunrise: 6:00am-6:43am
  • Sunset: 6:05pm-6:32pm

Jinan Weather in April

  • Max Temperature: 21.6°C / 71°F
  • Min Temperature: 11.3°C / 52°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 242.9h
  • Rainfall: 27.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.1 days
  • Sunrise: 5:20am-5:59am
  • Sunset: 6:33pm-6:58pm

Jinan Weather in May

  • Max Temperature: 27.1°C / 81°F
  • Min Temperature: 16.8°C / 62°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 275.2h
  • Rainfall: 46.6 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.5 days
  • Sunrise: 4:55am-5:19am
  • Sunset: 6:59pm-7:24pm
Jinan Weather in Summer (June, July, August)
Average Temperature: 22°C~32°C, hot and rainy
Summer is relatively hot during the daytime, and rainfall mainly occurs in July and August. You can escape the sultriness in Jinan and relax yourself by various springs, pools, with beautiful red carps and blooming lotus flowers by Daming lake. In summer, Jinan also offers various snacks, going to the Furong ancient street to hunt for food is also a good choice.
Seasonal Activities
Enjoying Lotus flowers by Daming Lakeside, Visiting Baotu Spring Park, Heihu Spring, and Linyan Temple, Joining Lotus Flower Cultural Festival at Daming Lake, Having Local Snacks at Furong Ancient Street
What to Wear: It is recommended to wear a sunblock shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts, and other breathable clothes, and a raincoat or umbrella always.
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Daming Lake in Summer

Jinan Weather in June

  • Max Temperature: 31.6°C / 89°F
  • Min Temperature: 21.6°C / 71°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 258.2h
  • Rainfall: 258.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8.2 days
  • Sunrise: 4:52am-4:56am
  • Sunset: 7:24pm-7:34pm
  • Jinan Weather in July

  • Max Temperature: 31.9°C / 89°F
  • Min Temperature: 23.6°C / 75°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 214.5h
  • Rainfall: 201.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13.3 days
  • Sunrise: 4:56am-5:16am
  • Sunset: 7:19pm-7:34pm
  • Jinan Weather in August

  • Max Temperature: 30.6°C / 87°F
  • Min Temperature: 22.5°C / 73°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 219h
  • Rainfall: 170.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11.6 days
  • Sunrise: 5:17am-5:41am
  • Sunset: 6:42pm-7:18pm
  • Jinan Weather in Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)
    Average Temperature: 4°C~27°C, pleasantly cool to cold
    Autumn is the best season to visit Jinan with the most comfortable temperature from September to mid-October. Besides having some leisure time by the springs and lakes and having the traditional Jinan tea, you can also go hiking on the fall leaves interspersed Mt. Qianfoshan, visiting the giant Buddha statues and other ancient caves on the mountain. Since late October, the temperature drops a lot and sometimes you need to put on sweaters and winter coats.
    Seasonal Activities
    Jinan Chrysanthemum Festival, Visiting Temples and Parks, Photography
    What to Wear: It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, sneakers for the early autumn, and coats and sweaters, gloves in the late autumn.
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    Mt Jiuru and Mt Qianfoshan in Autumn

    Jinan Weather in September

  • Max Temperature: 26.9°C / 80°F
  • Min Temperature: 17.7°C / 64°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 221.1h
  • Rainfall: 58.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.5 days
  • Sunrise: 5:42am-6:05am
  • Sunset: 5:57pm-6:41pm
  • Jinan Weather in October

  • Max Temperature: 21.2°C / 70°F
  • Min Temperature: 11.8°C / 53°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 215.1h
  • Rainfall: 36.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:06am-6:33am
  • Sunset: 5:16pm-5:56pm
  • Jinan Weather in November

  • Max Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Min Temperature: 4.5°C / 40°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 177.1h
  • Rainfall: 16.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.9 days
  • Sunrise: 6:34am-7:04am
  • Sunset: 4:56pm-5:15pm
  • Jinan Weather in Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
    Average Temperature: 0°C~7°C, cold and dry
    It's very cold in winter in Jinan, and it snows in a few days from November to early April. However, since the first day of the Chinese lunar new year, an exhibit of beautiful lanterns at Baotu Spring Park will be held every year with multiple folk activities to participate in. If you are sensitive to the coldness, you can stay indoors to appreciate its history and culture at Shandong Museum.
    Seasonal Activities
    Joining Baotu Spring Lantern Festival, Visiting Shandong Museum, Visiting Daming Lake and Baotu Spring
    What to Wear: It is recommended to wear winter coats, gloves, scarfs, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, sweaters, hiking shoes, snow boots, etc.
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    Daming Lake and Hehui Spring Park in Winter

    Jinan Weather in December

  • Max Temperature: 6.0°C / 43°F
  • Min Temperature: -1.7°C / 29°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 167.6h
  • Rainfall: 8.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.2 days
  • Sunrise: 7:04am-7:24am
  • Sunset: 4:56pm-5:05pm
  • Jinan Weather in January

  • Max Temperature: 3.9°C / 39°F
  • Min Temperature: -3.9°C / 25°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 170.9h
  • Rainfall: 5.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2.9 days
  • Sunrise: 7:15am-7:24am
  • Sunset: 5:06pm-5:35pm
  • Jinan Weather in February

  • Max Temperature: 6.9°C / 44°F
  • Min Temperature: -1.6°C / 29°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 172.4h
  • Rainfall: 8.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.1 days
  • Sunrise: 6:43am-7:14am
  • Sunset: 5:36pm-6:04pm
  • How to Plan Your Jinan Tour

    How to Get to Jinan: You can fly to Jinan from Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Datong or take high speed train from Beijing, Shanghai and other Chinese cities.

    Best Time to Visit Jinan: May, September and October when temperature is moderate comfortable and weather is probably good.

    Top Attractions to Visit in Jinan: Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddha Mountain, Shandong Museum …

    Jinan, the capital city in central Shandong, is the famous “City of Spring” in China hiding numerous natural springs and picturesque city landscape. 1 day is suitable for visiting major spots in Jinan. But tourists usually take 4 to 5 days to travel Jinan with the best highlights in Shandong, including the sacred Mount Tai, hometown of Confucius - Qufu and beautiful coastal city - Qingdao.

    During your day trip in Jinan, you can conveniently visit several attractions together in the city center, such as the Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake, Black Tiger Spring and Spring City Square. In Jinan, it’s also a good idea to learn the local culture and history in the Shandong Museum and make a leisurely hike on the Thousand Buddha Mountain. Next, you can take 1 full day to climb the Mount Tai and another day to worship the Confucianism in the “San Kong” of Qufu. While in Qingdao, you may spare leave 2 days to immerse in the mind-blowing seaside scenery and experience the energetic Tsingtao Beer.

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