Yantai Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Yantai


Yantai, located in the northeastern part of Shandong Peninsula, enjoys a terrain with low mountain and crisscross. It has a temperate monsoon climate with characteristics of moderate rain, humid air and mild weather compared with the inland areas of the same latitude. Yantai has four distinct seasons and each season has a featured climate. Usually, the summer is warm, humid and wet while the winter is cold, dry and windy. Over the course of the year, the annual average precipitation in Yantai is 524.9 mm, the annual average temperature is 13.4°C, and the annual average sunshine hours are 2,488.9 hours.

Generally, the best time to visit Yantai is April to October when the weather is most comfortable to enjoy a Yantai tour.

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Yantai Seasons to Go

Yantai Spring (March, April, May)

Temperature: 1°C ~ 18°C

The temperature is still low in March but it gets warmer in April and May. You are strongly suggested to start your travel in April and May, the natural beauty can be fully savored. For dressing, it is recommended to prepare thick jacket, sweaters and windbreakers for your Yantai Holiday in early spring. In late spring, you can wear long skirts and thin coat.

Seasonal Activities: Of course spring is the best time to enjoy various colorful flowers. In order to get the best spring view, you can visit Penglai Pavilion, Yantai Mountain, Nanshan Mountain and Kuyu Mountain which are all featured with natural beauty. You are able to appreciate the white pear flowers, yellow rape flowers, pink peach flowers, etc.

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Yantai Spring Spring

Yantai Spring View

Yantai Weather in March

  • Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • High Temperature: 45°C / 2°F
  • Low Temperature: 34°C / 6°F
  • Average AQI: 62
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Rainfall: 9.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 05:30 ~ 06:20
  • Sunset: 17:35 ~ 18:09

Yantai Weather in April

  • Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • High Temperature: 12°C /54°F
  • Low Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • Average AQI: 77
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Rainfall: 23.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 04:43 ~ 05:28
  • Sunset: 18:10 ~ 18:42

Yantai Weather in May

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 18°C /64°F
  • Low Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Average AQI: 73
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Rainfall: 174.1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19 days
  • Sunrise: 04:13 ~ 04:41
  • Sunset: 18:43 ~ 19:13

Qingdao Summer (June, July, August)

Temperature: 16°C ~ 26°C

Just like other coastal cities in Shandong, Yantai has no intense heart in summer. The average temperature of the whole summer (June ~ September) is around 24 °C, and the highest temperature is always lower than 30°C usually. It is quite popular to visit Yantai in summer, but always remember to protect your skin from the strong sunlight. If you want to stay longer on the beaches, don't forget to prepare sunglasses, sunhat, sunblock.

Seasonal Activities: In summer, many travelers choose to walk on the soft beaches (like Yantai Gold Beach), taste fresh seafood and it is also possible to see the magic mirage by the sea.

Yantai Summer

Yantai Summer View

Yantai Weather in June

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Average AQI: 85
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Rainfall: 92.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13 days
  • Sunrise: 04:09 ~ 04:13
  • Sunset: 19:14 ~ 19:24
  • Yantai Weather in July

  • Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Average AQI: 85
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Rainfall: 255 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 04:14 ~ 04:38
  • Sunset: 19:04 ~ 19:24
  • Yantai Weather in August

  • Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Average AQI: 56
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Rainfall: 336.3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 24 days
  • Sunrise: 04:39 ~ 05:10
  • Sunset: 18:20 ~ 19:03
  • Qingdao Autumn (September, October, November)

    Temperature: 7°C ~ 24°C

    Autumn is another perfect season for travel in China, including Yantai. The weather is really comfortable with mild temperature and high visibility in autumn, especially September and October. The average temperature of autumn is around 16°C, and it's a little cold in November. If you travel Yantai in November, you need to wear thick sweaters, jackets and other thick coats.

    Seasonal Activities:Autumn is also a pleasing season for mountains. When autumn comes, many leaves on the trees begin to change from green to yellow, orange and red. Wonderful places to admire autumn views include Yantai Mountain, Kunyu Mountain, Yashan Mountain, etc. Besides, it is another memorable experience to watch the breathtaking sunrise or sunset from Penglai Pavilion.

    Autumn in Yantai

    Yantai Autumn View

    Yantai Weather in September

  • Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Average AQI: 72
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Rainfall: 51.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:11 ~ 05:41
  • Sunset: 17:28 ~ 18:18
  • Yantai Weather in October

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Average AQI: 64
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Rainfall: 14.1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 05:42 ~ 06:16
  • Sunset: 16:40 ~ 17:27
  • Yantai Weather in November

  • Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • High Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Low Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Average AQI: 72
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Rainfall: 3.23 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 06:16 ~ 06:51
  • Sunset: 16:15 ~ 16:40
  • Qingdao Winter (December, January, February)

    Temperature: -2°C ~ 5°C

    With an average temperature of around 1°C, it is very cold in the winter of Yantai. If you plan a winter tour in Yantai, keeping warm is necessary. You need to wear down jacket, winter boots, wrap-style wool coat, etc. , and accessorize with an infinity scarf, warm gloves, and a knit headband.

    Seasonal Activities: It is a good season with good climate for travelers, but you can get many different feelings in winter. Traveling in winter allows you to enjoy less-crowded environment and lower budget. In winter, you can also enjoy some interesting activities, like skiing, enjoying hot spring and taking a glass of local wine.

    Yantai Winter View

    Yantai Winter View

    Yantai Weather in December

  • Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • High Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Average AQI: 79
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Rainfall: 3.19 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 06:55 ~ 07:12
  • Sunset: 16:15 ~ 16:26
  • Yantai Weather in January

  • Temperature: 0°C /32°F
  • High Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Low Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
  • Average AQI: 84
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Rainfall: 5.61 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 06:59 ~ 07:12
  • Sunset: 16:24 ~ 16:58
  • Yantai Weather in February

  • Temperature: 1°C /34°F
  • High Temperature: 3°C / 38°F
  • Low Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
  • Average AQI: 84
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Rainfall: 10.1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 06:21 ~ 06:58
  • Sunset: 16:59 ~ 17:34
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