Qufu Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Qufu 2023


Qufu is a continental monsoon climate with abundant sunshine and four distinct seasons. It experiences average annual precipitation of 701.0 mm (26.23 in), and an average annual temperature of 13.6 °C (56.5 °F). The lowest temperature is in January with an average temperature of 1.4 ℃. The highest temperature occurs in July with an average temperature of 27.4 ℃ and a little more rainfall from June to September. The average frost-free period is 199 days. It is dry and windy in spring, hot and rainy in summer, cool and drizzling in autumn, cold and clear in winter. Generally speaking, visiting the Confucius Temple in Qufu is suitable for all seasons, but people usually prefer to visit from June to September. This time of year is the peak season of Qufu tourism.

Best Time to Visit Qufu, Confucius Temple

The best season to visit Qufu is from summer to autumn, namely June to October. In summer, it is the golden season for tourists to pass through lush trees and blooming flowers. Every autumn, Qufu will hold a large-scale international Confucius Culture Festival. During the festival, a grand opening ceremony is held. In the Dacheng Hall of Confucius Temple, a memorial meeting for Confucius' birthday is held to commemorate this great sage, philosopher, and educator.

Average Qufu Temperature by Month

MonthRecommended RateMax Temp.Min Temp.

Qufu Seasons to Go

Qufu Weather in Spring (March, April, May)
Average Temperature: 2°C~26°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. It's comfortable to visit Qufu in spring. With blooming flowers and green branches, during the Tomb Sweeping Festival, there will be events held in the major attractions to commemorate Confucius and the family of him, Kong.
Seasonal Activities
Visiting Confucius Temple, Kong Forest, and Kong Mansion, Temple of Yan Hui, Temple of Duke Zhou, Confucius Six Arts City
During tomb-sweeping Day, there is a large-scale ceremony hold in Confucius Temple, where you can feel the solemn atmosphere.
What to Wear: Put on your winter clothes like down jacket and sweaters to keep warm in the early spring. It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts, and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets in April and May.
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Mount Ni and Temple of Yan Hui Qufu in Spring

Qufu Weather in March

  • Max Temperature: 13.4°C / 56°F
  • Min Temperature: 1.7°C / 35°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 202.7h
  • Rainfall: 20.6 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4.4 days
  • Sunrise: 6:01am-6:42am
  • Sunset: 6:06pm-6:32pm

Qufu Weather in April

  • Max Temperature: 20.9°C / 70°F
  • Min Temperature: 8.2°C / 47°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 236.8h
  • Rainfall: 31.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.7 days
  • Sunrise: 5:22am-5:59am
  • Sunset: 6:33pm-6:57pm

Qufu Weather in May

  • Max Temperature: 26.3°C / 79°F
  • Min Temperature: 13.5°C / 56°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 263.2h
  • Rainfall: 49.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.3 days
  • Sunrise: 4:58am-5:21am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm-7:21pm
Qufu Weather in Summer (June, July, August)
Average Temperature: 19°C~32°C, hot and rainy
Summer is usually a peak season for tourism. It is relatively hot during the daytime. While the main attractions with lush trees like Confucius Temple and cemetery are cool to visit. In summer, Qufu also offers various snacks, going to Wumaci Street Night Market (near Confucius Temple) to hunt for food is also a good choice.
Seasonal Activities
Visiting Confucius Temple, Kong Forest, and Kong Mansion, Temple of Yan Hui, Temple of Duke Zhou, Confucius Six Arts City
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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Wumaci Night Market and Confucius Cemetery in Summer

Qufu Weather in June

  • Max Temperature: 31.2°C / 88°F
  • Min Temperature: 19.1°C / 66°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 244.5h
  • Rainfall: 82.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.7 days
  • Sunrise: 4:55am-4:58am
  • Sunset: 7:21pm-7:31pm
  • Qufu Weather in July

  • Max Temperature: 31.5°C / 89°F
  • Min Temperature: 22.6°C / 73°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 205.4h
  • Rainfall: 184.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12.4 days
  • Sunrise: 4:59am-5:18am
  • Sunset: 7:17pm-7:31pm
  • Qufu Weather in August

  • Max Temperature: 30.6°C / 87°F
  • Min Temperature: 21.5°C / 71°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 224.1h
  • Rainfall: 142.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9.7 days
  • Sunrise: 5:19am-5:42am
  • Sunset: 6:41pm-7:16pm
  • Qufu Weather in Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)
    Average Temperature: 2°C~27°C, pleasantly cool to cold
    Autumn is the best season to visit Qufu with a comfortable temperature from September to mid-October, and it is the season for Confucius Culture Festival. Besides visiting the temples and historical sites, you can get a chance to see how the Qufu people carry on the tradition and rituals of Confucianism with a lot of folk performances.
    Seasonal Activities
    Visiting Confucius Temple, Kong Forest, and Kong Mansion, Joining the International Confucius Culture Festival ( You can see kinds of vivid cultural presentations and activities at that time.)
    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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    Confucius Cemetery and Confucius Cultural Festival in Autumn

    Qufu Weather in September

  • Max Temperature: 26.9°C / 80°F
  • Min Temperature: 15.6°C / 60°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 208.5h
  • Rainfall: 65.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.7 days
  • Sunrise: 5:43am-6:05am
  • Sunset: 5:58pm-6:40pm
  • Qufu Weather in October

  • Max Temperature: 21.2°C / 70°F
  • Min Temperature: 9.2°C / 49°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 205.5h
  • Rainfall: 41.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:06am-6:32am
  • Sunset: 5:18pm-5:56pm
  • Qufu Weather in November

  • Max Temperature: 13.3°C / 56°F
  • Min Temperature: 2.0°C / 36°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 174.6h
  • Rainfall: 16.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4.5 days
  • Sunrise: 6:33am-7:01am
  • Sunset: 4:59pm-5:17pm
  • Qufu Weather in Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
    Average Temperature: -6°C~8°C, cold and dry
    It's very cold in winter in Qufu, and it snows in a few days. Sometimes the coldest time could reach -14 ℃ in January. During the Chinese lunar new year, celebration events will be held every year with multiple folk activities to participate in to learn about Confucianism.
    Seasonal Activities
    Visiting Confucius Temple, Kong Forest and Kong Mansion
    Visit Confucius Family Mansion for a special New Year experience with tasting Confucius Cuisine, touring Confucius hometown at the Eve night and more.
    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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    Dacheng Hall of Confucius Temple and Kong Family Mansion

    Qufu Weather in December

  • Max Temperature: 6.7°C / 44°F
  • Min Temperature: -3.9°C / 25°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 164.6h
  • Rainfall: 9.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.2 days
  • Sunrise: 7:02am-7:21am
  • Sunset: 4:58pm-5:08pm
  • Qufu Weather in January

  • Max Temperature: 4.6°C / 40°F
  • Min Temperature: -5.7°C / 22°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 164.5h
  • Rainfall: 8.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2.6 days
  • Sunrise: 7:13am-7:21am
  • Sunset: 5:09pm-5:37pm
  • Qufu Weather in February

  • Max Temperature: 7.5°C / 46°F
  • Min Temperature: -3.5°C / 26°F
  • Monthly Sunshine Hours: 166.5h
  • Rainfall: 8.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:44am-7:12am
  • Sunset: 5:39pm-6:05pm
  • How to Plan Your Qufu Tour

    How to Get to Qufu: The best way is taking high speed trains to Qufu from Beijing (about 2.5 hrs), Jinan (about 30~40 mins), Tai’an (about 20 mins), Qingdao (about 2.5~3.5 hrs)…

    Best Time to Visit Qufu: March to November when the temperature is pleasant, natural scenery is beautiful and International Confucius Cultural Festival is usually held in autumn.

    Top Attractions to Visit in Qufu: Temple of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion, Cemetery of Confucius…

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