Luoyang Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Luoyang
Located in the west part of Henan Province (the central plain of China) in the northern temperate zone, Luoyang enjoys a highly continental humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons – droughty spring, hot and rainy summer, mild autumn and cold winter. In the past years, it enjoys average temperature of 15°C with the highest in July at 33°C and the lowest in January at -5°C. Besides, it has an average precipitation of 51.0 mm and an average humidity of 58%. Usually the hottest month is July, the coldest month is January, the wettest month is July and the windiest month is March.
Generally, it is available to visit Luoyang all the year around because most of Luoyang highlights (including Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Luoyang Museum, close-by) are cultural sites with charm which won’t be influenced by weather. However, if you want to visit Luoyang in the most comfortable climate, it is recommended to travel in April ~ October, especially April, May, September and October. It is quite popular to travel during Luoyang Peony Culture Flower Festival (early April to early May) when you can be entertained with a sea of beautiful peony flowers.
Average Luoyang Temperature by Month
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Luoyang Seasons to Go
Luoyang Spring (March, April, May)
Temperature: 3°C ~ 27°C
Spring (from March to May) in Luoyang is always dry and windy with little rainfall. It is still cold in March, but the temperature goes up in April. And it is very nice to visit Luoyang in April and May, not only because of the fine weather (average temperature of about 15°C), but also because of the word-famous Luoyang Peony Culture Festivals. In fact, apart from many gardens, you can see beautiful flowers in the Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple as well.
What to Wear: Because of the low temperature in March, you are suggested to wear windbreakers, down jackets and sweaters to keep you warm. In April and May, you can prepare shirts, long skirts, light jeans, thin coat, etc.
Seasonal Activities: Luoyang International Peony Culture Festival is the most famous activity in Luoyang, which is held from April 1st to May 10th usually. In this festival, you can see all kinds of peony flowers and appreciate the legends or stories of the flower. There are over 10 gardens in Luoyang to admire peony flowers, including Luoyang National Peony Garden, Luoyang International Peony Garden, Shenzhou Peony Garden, Wangcheng Park, etc. Different flowers with different blossoming phase are grown in different gardens, so you can easily find.
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Beautiful Peony Flowers
Luoyang Weather in March
- Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
- High Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
- Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
- Average AQI: 84
- Humidity: 48%
- Rainfall: 50.8 mm
- Rainy Days: 7 days
- Sunrise: 06:03 ~ 07:36
- Sunset: 18:13 ~ 18:29
Luoyang Weather in April
- Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
- High Temperature: 21°C /70°F
- Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
- Average AQI: 79
- Humidity: 51%
- Rainfall: 28 mm
- Rainy Days: 47 days
- Sunrise: 05:33 ~ 06:02
- Sunset: 18:29 ~ 18:45
Luoyang Weather in May
- Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
- High Temperature: 27°C /80°F
- Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
- Average AQI: 88
- Humidity: 54%
- Rainfall: 57.6 mm
- Rainy Days: 7 days
- Sunrise: 05:17 ~ 05:32
- Sunset: 18:45 ~ 19:02
Luoyang Summer (June, July, August)
Temperature: 20°C ~ 33°C
Summer is a hot and rainy frequently. The average temperature of the whole summer is about 26°C, with the highest temperature in July reaching to about 33°C. Most rainfall of Luoyang happens in summer, making it a good season to enjoy the mighty Yellow River.
What to Wear: The sunlight is very strong in summer, so its very important to protect your skin. Remember to bring sun blocks, sunhats, sunglasses, etc. Because of the high temperature, you can dress lightly, like linen shirts, thin skirts, short-sleeved T-shirts and other breathable clothes. It will be helpful to take an umbrella with you.
Seasonal Activity: If you visit Luoyang in late June or early July, you are able to admire the magnificent scenes of flood discharging in Xiaolangdi Dam. It will be a rare chance to enjoy the amazing nature ancient city – Luoyang which is full of cultural sites.
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White Horse Temple in Summer
Luoyang Weather in June
Luoyang Weather in July
Luoyang Weather in August
Luoyang Autumn (September, October, November)
Temperature: 3°C ~ 29°C
Autumn, especially September and October, is always the best travel season in most destinations of China, including Luoyang. The average temperature of Luoyang is about 15°C, neither too hot nor too cold. It is a bit cold in November.
What to Wear: It is still quite warm in September and early October, so windbreakers, long-sleeved T-shirts, long skirts and light coats will be enough. If you travel in late October, you need extra sweaters and thick coats.
Seasonal Activity: For its pleasant weather, it is more enjoyable to climb mountains and enjoy the natural beauty at bright and clear time in autumn than in any other seasons. Baiyun Mountain (located in Funiu Mountains) and Xiangshan Mountain (located in Longmen Grottoes Scenic Area)is a wonderful place to go in autumn.
Please note: September and October are peak tourist months, so it is necessary to book your hotel and train or flight tickets in advance. Travel with China Discovery, we will get everything ready for you. Plan your Luoyang tour now!
Colorful Baiyun Mountain in Autumn
Luoyang Weather in September
Luoyang Weather in October
Luoyang Weather in November
Luoyang Winter (December, January, February)
Temperature: -5°C ~ 8°C
In Luoyang, winter is cold and dry from December to February. January is the coldest month all the year round, with the average high temperature about 6°C and the low one at -5°C.
What to Wear: To against cold weather, you need to always keep warm. You need to prepare winter coats, leather jackets, overcoats, scarfs, gloves, and snow boots. Because of the dry air, it will be helpful to use moisturizer and lipstick.
Please note: Winter is the low tourist season, so you will enjoy the more quiet environment and lower budget if you travel in winter. Moreover, it is also available to join in the happy atmosphere of Chinese Spring Festival if the time is ok.
Seasonal Activity: Go skiing in the Mt. Funiu Ski Resort is a good choice for your winter tour in Luoyang. The Ski Resort is praised as the Best Ski Resort in Central Plain of China, where you can enjoy skiing as well as the charm of ice and snow.
Funiushan Ski Resort
Luoyang Weather in December
Luoyang Weather in January
Luoyang Weather in February
How to Plan Your Travel in Luoyang
Usually, it takes 2 ~ 3 days to have a Luoyang tour. The highlights of Luoyang include Longmen Grottoes which is known as the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art, 1900-year-old White Horse Temple (also China's first Buddhist temple), 2000-year-old burial site - Tianzi Jialiu Museum and beautiful Luoyang Museum with a lot of history to tell. Of course, you can't miss a Kung Fu exploration in Shaolin Temple (in Dengfeng city) if you visit Luoyang. It is only 55 km (about 1.5 hours' drive) away from Luoyang City.
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It's strongly recommended to extend your Luoyang tour to its attractive neighbors. After Shaolin Temple visit, you can spend 1 day exploring Zhengzhou or Kaifeng. If you are fond of nature, Mount Yuntai, Guoliang Village and Xiaolangdi Reservoir on Yellow River are recommended.
However, the best way to extend your Luoyang trip is starting a Xian Tour. Owning world-class treasures, Xian offers a lot to see and do. Taking a 1.5~2 hours high speed train, you can unveil an incredible experience of two old capital cities. It is quite popular to travel Beijing and Xian with Luoyang, because Luoyang is just located between them. Get inspired from our Xian Luoyang Tours now!
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