Kunming Weather & Seasons

Having a low-latitude mountain plateau monsoon climate, the Kunming has a moderate climate with never too hot in Summer or too cold in Winter, so it also called "Eternal Spring City". Kunming annual temperature is about 14.5 ℃: July, the hottest month has the average temperature of 19.7 ℃ and average 7.5 ℃ for January, the coldest month. The annual precipitation is about 1031 mm and rainfall throughout the year accounted for 85% to 90% during May to October, relative humidity of 74%.

With pleasant Weather and temperature throughout the year, Kunming is absolutely worth traveling, especially from March to Octomber - the best time for a Kunming tour when kinds of blooming flowers, ripe fruits and festival activities all gather together.

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Kunming Seasons to Go

Spring
Spring is cool and dry with monthly average temperature of 20 ℃ or less. You can appreciate all things here: fresh air, sunny weather, bloom flowers and large temperature difference between day and night, so prepare light sweater and coat. The sunscreen is also needed to keep away from sun's radiation.
Seasonal Activities
Enjoy the picturesque scenery with flowers blooming all around city and indulge in kind of fragrance; On March 3, visit Western Hills to join in local custom, including singing folk songs, playing dragon lion dance, etc.
Summer
Summer is a peak season with concentrated rainfall and adequate water, accounting for over 60% annual, that’s why you rarely experience the summer heat in Kunming. In midsummer time, although monthly temperature is about 22℃, the ultraviolet index is high, so make sure the sunscreen is always with you. Wearing t-shirt, skirt or short and prepare a light coat in case the weather changes. Bring umbrella or raincoat if you want to walk out at night.
Seasonal Activities
In late July, go sightseeing the grand "Torch Festival" in Stone Forest hold by Yi, Bai, Mongolian and other ethnic groups; hang out with your friends and experience the nightlife, to reveal a different side of Kunming.
Autumn
Another hot season to traveling Kunming, Autumn makes you feel a little bit cold in the morning and night, and treat you warm sunshine during daytime. The temperature is about 2℃ lower than Spring. Taking sunscreen and prepare thick sweater and overcoat for the sudden dropdown weather will make you fully enjoy the leisure time.
Seasonal Activities
Visit Dongchuan Red Land in northeast of Kunming to witness the amazing natural landscape; Or just do nothing, only sitting in chair with a cup of coffee to fully absorb the afternoon sunshine.
Winter
Winter in Kunming lasts over 2 months, with average temperature is less than 10 ℃. And there are about 230 hours of sunshine and with less rain. So even in Winter the sunny day is quite frequent to see. Please prepare thick sweater and overcoat or jacket to find the different beauty of Kunming.
Seasonal Activities
Tour around Green Lake (Cui Hu) or go to Dian Lake (Dian Chi) to see thousands of seagulls inhabit here for hibernation; have a trip to Jiaozi Snow Mountain and enjoy the shapes of astonishing mountain waterfalls.

Recommended Kunming Tours

Top 3 Kunming tours chosen by most customers to explore Kunming in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Kunming Stone Forest
3 Days Kunming Tour to Stone Forest & Jiuxiang Cave

Kunming / Stone Forest / Jiuxiang / Kunming

Dongchuan Red Land
4 Days Kunming & Dongchuan Red Land Scenic Tour

Kunming / Dongchuan / Kunming

Three Pagodas
4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour

Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming / Dali

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