Lijiang Weather & Seasons

The weather of Lijiang is generally mild, with abundant rainfall and plenty of sunshine. It has an average temperature around 12.6 °C without drastic changes in the four seasons. Generally, the temperature of Lijiang is lower than the other places in Yunnan. The rainy season is from June to October, with the heaviest and most recurrent rainfall periods occurring during July and August.

Any time during the year is suitable for a Lijiang tour. In different seasons, you could visit different tourist sites and have special traveling experience in Lijiang. Please check the weather conditions and get well prepared when hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge, climbing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain or cycling around Lijiang Ancient Town.

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Seasons to Go

Spring
Spring is from March and May. The temperatures differ greatly between day and night. Prepare long-sleeve shirt, thick sweater and coat. Convenient and comfortable layers are practical for taking on and off.
Seasonal Activities
It is a comfortable season with clear weather, blue sky and flower blossoms. It is good to ride a bike around Baisha Village, Shuhe Ancient Town and Lashi Lake.
Naxi Minority Festival in Spring
Summer
Summer in Lijiang, particularly June and July, is mild and comfortable, but the long season is usually very wet. The annual mean temperature is 12.7 °C. Temperatures almost never get higher than 25°C, and nights are cool and pleasant. From June through September rain normally falls every day. Wear any summer clothes, such as shirts, shorts and skirts, but also a light coat or sweater for early morning and evening. Sunlight is very strong in summer, wear sun protection such as hats, sunglasses and sun block, and drink lots of water.
Seasonal Activities
It is highly recommended to Ride horse along Tea and Horse Road around Lashi Lake; take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Heiwawu Island in Lugu Lake and enjoy the beautiful sunset in Luoshui Village.
Lugu Lake in Summer
Autumn
Autumn is from October to November. It is the most beautiful season, and also has comfortable weather. Bring long-sleeve shirts, light sweater and coat.
Seasonal Activities:
Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge and climbing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is recommended in this season.
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Winter
It is the southerly latitude that makes for a warmer winter; despite the city’s high elevation. In addition, December to February is dry season, and nearly every day sees strong, warm sunshine. Daily high temperatures may reach 15°C while night-time temperatures usually drop to just above freezing. Snow rarely falls in the city more than once a year, though the surrounding mountain areas may see occasional snowfall.
Seasonal Activities
Watch birds at Lashi Lake during the winter time.
Watch Birds in Winter

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