Mount Emei Weather & Seasons

The climate of Mt. Emei is influenced by the radiation, general circulation, and its geographical location. In the mountainous area, there are clouds, fogs, and abundant rainfall, and the vertical temperature changes significantly: there are cold zones (above 3047m, the annual average temperature is 3.0 ℃, the extreme minimum temperature is - 20.9 ℃), sub cold zones (2200m-3047m, the annual average temperature is 7.6 ℃), temperate zones (1200-2200m, the annual average temperature is 13.1 ℃), subtropical zones (Under 1200 meters, the annual average temperature is 17.2 ℃, and the extreme maximum temperature is 38.3 ℃). The annual average precipitation of Emei Mountain is 1922 mm, the annual average relative humidity is 85%, the annual average snowfall days are 83 days, the annual average foggy days are 322.1 days, the annual average sunshine foothills are 951.8 hours, and the peak is 1398.1 hours. The annual average fog time is 139.4 days and rain time is 141.3 days.

Best Time to Visit Mount Emei

You can visit Mount Emei in any season you want. The best time to visit Mount Emei is from spring to autumn, especially from April to October, for these months are comfortable for hiking. From April to May is also the best time to enjoy the blossom of Azaleas, while October is the best time to appreciate the maple leaves on Emei Mountain. If you travel Mount Emei in Winter, it is also very nice to enjoy the snowscape there.

Tips: The temperature at different altitudes in Emei Mountain scenic spot varies a lot. Generally, the difference between the top of the mountain and the foot of the mountain is about 14℃ / 57°F. The foot area of the mountain (under 2000 meters altitude) has obvious seasonal changes. Therefore, it is necessary to bring or rent extra clothes to keep warm on the mountain.

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Average Temperature by Month

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Mount Emei Seasons to Go

Spring
Spring in Mount Emei is humid and cold with an average temperature of 4℃ in the daytime and -4℃ at night. It is a good season to travel Mt Emei.>>Mount Emei Spring Travel
What to Wear
When it enters April, a long-sleeved shirt with a light coat will usually be sufficient in the normal days if you only stay at the foot area. With the temperature going up, you can change your heavy boots to light comfortable shoes. For the temperature drops a lot at night and in the mountain area, you may need to bring a down jacket, gloves, hat, scarf or rent a winter coat on the Mountain.
Seasonal Activities
Hiking, Sping Tea, Azalea FLowers, Monkeys, Hot Spring, Temples, Photography
April is the best time to see the blossom of azaleas carpet covering the mountain. To appreciate the charming view of azaleas during April and May, you can go to Shaluoping near Leidongping; for Late May to June, Wanfoding is a good place to enjoy such blossoms. And it is also the best time to taste the fresh tea from Mount Emei. It is mostly rainy during May to June, so if you visit Mount Emei in that time, remember to prepare some rain gear with you. Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple and Leidongping are the best places to get the experience.
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Spring in Mount Emei

Mount Emei Weather in March

  • High Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Low Temperature: -5°C / 23°F
  • Daylight Hours: 12h
  • Rainfall: 50 mm
  • Rainy Days: 22.3 days
  • Sunrise: 6:58am-7:32am
  • Sunset: 7:05pm-7:23pm

Mount Emei Weather in April

  • High Temperature: 8°C /46°F
  • Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Daylight Hours: 12.9h
  • Rainfall: 112 mm
  • Rainy Days: 22.3 days
  • Sunrise: 6:25am-6:56am
  • Sunset: 7:24pm-7:42pm

Mount Emei Weather in May

  • High Temperature: 11°C /52°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Daylight Hours: 13.6h
  • Rainfall: 161 mm
  • Rainy Days: 23.2 days
  • Sunrise: 6:07am-6:24am
  • Sunset: 7:42pm-8:01pm
Summer
Summer in Emei is coold and humid with an average temperature of 20℃ in the daytime and 7℃ at night. It may be even cooler when you go to the higher area or spend the night on the mountain. It is the good site to esacpe the summer heat in Sichuan.>>Mount Emei Summer Travel
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, for the daytime and overcoats, sweaters, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs if feel cold at night. As you are hiking upward to the top, you need to wrap yourself with more warm-keep clothes or rent a winter coat on the mountain.
Seasonal Activities
Hiking, Monkeys, Hot Spring, Temples, Sunrise, Sunset, Photography
Mt. Emei is one of the most famous summer destinations near Chengdu, since the average temperature during July and August that is the hottest period in China is just around 11.8 degree centigrade. Waterfalls, ravines, streams here and there in Qingyin Pavilion, Hongchunping and Jiulaodong will make you escape from the hot summer in Sichuan. Moreover, since the sky is very clear during summer, it is a great time to enjoy the sparking night sky with countless stars, which is very attractive to photo-likers. The best place to see the view of night sky is the Golden Summit where is the highest spot of Mount Emei. It's a great idea to enjoy a leisure Mount Emei hiking in the summer.
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Mount Emei Summer

Mount Emei Weather in June

  • High Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Low Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Daylight Hours: 14h
  • Rainfall: 220 mm
  • Rainy Days: 23.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:05am-6:09am
  • Sunset: 8:01pm-8:10pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in July

  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Daylight Hours: 13.8h
  • Rainfall: 367 mm
  • Rainy Days: 22.7 days
  • Sunrise: 6:09am-6:25am
  • Sunset: 8:00pm-8:10pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in August

  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Daylight Hours: 13.2h
  • Rainfall: 428 mm
  • Rainy Days: 21.9 days
  • Sunrise: 6:25am-6:42am
  • Sunset: 7:30pm-7:59pm
  • Autumn
    It is a comfortable season to travel Mount Emei. The average temperature in Mount Emei is 13℃ in the daytime and 5℃ at night during autumn, and it is the rainy season of this scenic area.>>Mount Emei Autumn Travel
    What to Wear
    The temperature is comfortable from September the mid-November, but it is still very cold on the mountain especially at night. It is recommended to wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, for the early autumn, and overcoats, sweaters, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs if you come after October.
    Seasonal Activities
    Hiking, Fall Foliage, Monkeys, Hot Spring, Temples, Photography
    Autumn is a best time to visit Mount Emei, when the red leaves of five levels spread all over the mountain. It seems very gorgeous contrasting to the green trees, white clouds and mists, like a colorful wonderland. The best places to catch the amazing scenery are Wannian Temple, Xixiangchi, Leidongping and the Golden Summit.
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    Autumn in Mount Emei

    Mount Emei Weather in September

  • High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Low Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • Daylight Hours: 12.3h
  • Rainfall: 211 mm
  • Rainy Days: 23.8 days
  • Sunrise: 6:43am-6:58am
  • Sunset: 6:54pm-7:25pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in October

  • High Temperature: 7°C / 45°FF
  • Low Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • Average AQI: 55
  • Rainfall: 101 mm
  • Rainy Days: 24.7 days
  • Sunrise: 6:59am-7:18am
  • Sunset: 6:21pm-6:52pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in November

  • High Temperature: 4°C / 40°F
  • Low Temperature: -3°C / 27°F
  • Daylight Hours: 10.7h
  • Rainfall: 43 mm
  • Rainy Days: 20 days
  • Sunrise: 7:19am-7:42am
  • Sunset: 6:07pm-6:20pm
  • Winter
    It is the coldest but best season to enjoy the snowscape in Mount Emei with fewer tourists. It is all snow-covered on the mountain area with the temperature of 2℃ in the daytime and -5℃ at night.>>Mount Emei Winter Travel
    What to Wear
    It is very cold in Mount Emei, especially at night and high altitude area. Emeishan is humid, so take your rain gear. The temperature keeps drops down from the mid November, and it is recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs to keep warm, and a pair of hiking shoes or antiskid snow boots, and bring some warm paste and a vacuum cup to fill it with hot water if it is necessary.
    Seasonal Activities
    Snowscape, Skiing, Hot Spring, Monkeys, Hiking, Cloud Sea, Photography
    People often choose to enjoy the hot spring here in Emei Mountain, since the hot spring in this scenic area is one of the best in Sichuan. Lingxiu Hot Spring at Lingxiu Lake near Baoguo Temple has three themes for you to enjoy and it is regarded the first choice of hot spring for Mount Emei visitors. Also, Hongzhushan Hot Spring Club inside Hongzhushan Hotel near Baoguo Temple enjoys quiet and beautiful environment, so you can completely take a break for the privacy of high degree.
    For the long time snowfall, it is the best time to go to the ski resort when visiting Mount Emei in winter. The resort is located at the right of Leidongping Parking Lot and provides exciting and enjoyable skiing sport events as well as qualified coaches; therefore, tourists can have fun here to the most.
    Since it is sunny for most time from November to the next February in Mount Emei, it is the best time to appreciate the eye-pleasing natural sceneries like Sunrise, Cloud Sea, Light of Buddha, Sunset Glows, etc. And the best places to experience them are the Golden Summit, Leidongping and Baoguo Temple.

    Here is the timetable for Sunrise and Sunset in every season in Mount Emei
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    Winter in Mount Emei

    Mount Emei Weather in December

  • High Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Low Temperature: -7°C / 19°F
  • Daylight Hours: 10.3h
  • Rainfall: 16 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.1 days
  • Sunrise: 7:43am-8:00am
  • Sunset: 6:07pm-6:17pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in January

  • High Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Low Temperature: -9°C / 16°F
  • Daylight Hours: 10.5h
  • Rainfall: 15 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.9 days
  • Sunrise: 7:57am-8:02am
  • Sunset: 6:18pm-6:42pm
  • Mount Emei Weather in February

  • High Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
  • Low Temperature: -8°C / 18°F
  • Daylight Hours: 11.2h
  • Rainfall: 24 mm
  • Rainy Days: 19.1 days
  • Sunrise: 7:33am-7:56am
  • Sunset: 6:43pm-7:05pm
  • Notice for Monkeys on Mount Emei
    Visitors to Mount Emei can see adorable monkeys all year round. They often appear actively at Qingyin Pavilion, Honghcunping, Jiulaodong and Xixiangchi.
    But please be cautious while passing the monkey zones, since they are naughty sometimes and may grab your belongings like camera, mobile phone, food, etc. In few cases, some monkeys may attack the tourists. You can go to see the monkeys at the safest area from Qingyin Pavilion to Hongchunping where you can take a photo with them under the guidance of many professional staff.

    Average Temperature and Rainfall of Mount Emei

    Mount Emei Weather

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Avg. High Temp (°C) 0 0 4 8 11 13 15 15 11 7 4 2
    Avg. Low Temp (°C) -9 -8 -5 0 4 7 9 9 6 1 -3 -7
    Rainfall (mm) 15 24 50 112 161 220 367 428 211 101 43 16
    Avg Raining Days 16.9 19.1 22.3 22.3 23.2 23.6 22.7 21.9 23.8 24.7 20 15.1

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