Jiuzhaigou Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Jiuzhaigou


Jiuzhaigou is famous for its splendid natural beauty as well as for its pleasant weather. Jiuzhaigou has lots of sunny days, cool summer and beautiful snowscape in winter, with favorable conditions for tourism, sightseeing and holidays. It is about 1,900–3,100 meters above sea level, on a plateau with a moist climate. The average temperature in Jiuzhaigou is from 9 to 18 centigrade degree. There is snow on the peaks of mountains all year around. Check accurate Jiuzhaigou weather forecast here.

The total annual rainfall there is 761mm but in the cloud forest whose altitude is between 2,700m and 3,500m, it is at least 1,000mm. 80% of the rain falls between May and October as the monsoon moves up the valley in mild, cloudy, moderately humid summers.

Best Time to Visit Jiuzhaigou

Generally, April to November is the peak season for traveling in Jiuzhaigou. Among these months, September, October and November are best months for visit Jiuzhaigou. Because at that time, Jiuzhaigou is in pleasant autumn. Not only the weather is comfortable, Jiuzhaigou itself is in its most corlorful state and it is really a feast to eye.

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Jiuzhaigou Seasons to Go

Spring - March, April and May
It gets a little warmer compared to winter days but still cold in Jiuzhaigou. The average temperature in Spring is 9 °C (48 °F) to 18 °C (64 °F). It is sunny and warm during the daytime, but cold in the night. So we strongly recommend you bring some warm coats with you. Snow starts to melt, so lakes, waterfalls and streams get more water. Tree and grass start to grow.>>Learn More About Jiuzhaigou in Spring
What to Wear
In March it is recommended to wear sweater and coat to drive away the cold. In April and May, it is OK to wear a blouse with a jacket. Always remember to wear a pair of comfortable shoes, because although tourist car is available, there will still be some walking in this vast scenic area.

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Jiuzhaigou Weather in Mar.

  • Average High Temp: 15.2°C / 59.36°F
  • Average Low Temp: 4.4°C / 39.93°F
  • Average AQI: 28
  • Rainfall: 36 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Apr.

  • Average High Temp: 24.2°C / 75.56°F
  • Average Low Temp: 10.6°C / 51.08°F
  • Average AQI: 23
  • Rainfall: 43 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in May

  • Average High Temp: 21.8°C / 71.24°F
  • Average Low Temp: 11.9°C / 53.42°F
  • Average AQI: 24
  • Rainfall: 87 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Summer - June, July and August
    Summer is a booming season when is the peak season for Jiuzhaigou travel.  It is cool and sunny with an average temperature is around 20°C. But the ultraviolet radiation is strong and we recommend that you bring sunglasses and sunscreen. During summer days, Jiuzhaigou becomes a green world of plants.>>Learn More About Jiuzhaigou in Summer
    What to Wear
    A T-shirt and a pair of middle pants, or a beautiful dress for girls will be enough for a Jiuzhaigou summer trip. To make the walking easier, a pair of comfortable sports shoes is recommended.

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    Jiuzhaigou Weather in Jun.

  • Average High Temp: 24.7°C / 76.46°F
  • Average Low Temp: 15.8°C / 60.44°F
  • Average AQI: 16
  • Rainfall: 96 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Jul.

  • Average High Temp: 27.5°C / 81.50°F
  • Average Low Temp: 17°C / 62.6°F
  • Average AQI: 15
  • Rainfall: 104 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Aug.

  • Average High Temp: 27.6°C / 81.68°F
  • Average Low Temp: 17°C / 62.6°F
  • Average AQI: 17
  • Rainfall: 82 mm
  • Rainy Days: 14 days
  • Autumn - September, October and November
    In Autumn, it is very comfortable and pleasant. The average temperature is 8℃(46 °F) ~ 18 ℃(64 °F) which is the best time to visit Jiuzhaigou. Jiuzhaigou is dressed up into a colorful world by the many kinds of trees and flowers of different colors. It gets cold in the night, so please bring warm clothing with you.>>Learn More About Jiuzhaigou in Autumn
    What to Wear
    In September and early October, it is OK to wear a long-sleeved blouse with a light coat to Jiuzhaigou, but in November, you will need to wear sweater and thick coat to keep out the cold. Please remember to wear a pair of comfortable shoes or boots because there will be some walking.

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    Jiuzhaigou Weather in Sep.

  • Average High Temp: 22.5°C / 72.5°F
  • Average Low Temp: 14°C / 57.2°F
  • Average AQI: 17
  • Rainfall: 86 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Oct.

  • Average High Temp: 18°C / 64.4°F
  • Average Low Temp: 9.9°C / 49.82°F
  • Average AQI: 17
  • Rainfall: 54 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Nov.

  • Average High Temp: 12.5°C / 54.5°F
  • Average Low Temp: 4.9°C / 40.82°F
  • Average AQI: 27
  • Rainfall: 26 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Winter - December, January and February
    Winter is shoulder season for Jiuzhaigou travel. It is very chilly both in day and night. But you can enjoy pure snow world which is characterized by bitingly cold northerlies and dryness. You’ll need silk long johns and down jackets for winter.>>Learn More About Jiuzhaigou in Winter
    What to Wear
    It is highly recommended to wear thermal underwear, sweater, thick coat, and gloves for a Jiuzhaigou winter trip. Wear a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sunshine reflected by the snow. In addition, wear a pair of warm anti-skid shoes.

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    Jiuzhaigou Weather in Dec.

  • Average High Temp: 7.5°C / 45.5°F
  • Average Low Temp: -1.4°C / 29.48°F
  • Average AQI: 42
  • Rainfall: 18 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Jan.

  • Average High Temp: 6.6°C / 43.88°F
  • Average Low Temp: -1.6°C / 29.12°F
  • Average AQI: 53
  • Rainfall: 15 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1 days
  • Jiuzhaigou Weather in Feb.

  • Average High Temp: 7.9°C / 46.22°F
  • Average Low Temp: 0.9°C / 33.62°F
  • Average AQI: 38
  • Rainfall: 24 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • How to Plan a Jiuzhaigou Trip

    The Y shape Jiuzhaigou consists of three main valleys (Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, Zechawa Valley) with a total length of over 50km. You will need at least 1-2 days to explore this beautiful place. Shuzheng Valley is near the entrance, so you can visit there at the beginning or ending of your trip. Pass Shuzheng Valley, you will meet the famous Nuorilang Waterfall, then you can either go to Rize Valley in the northeast or Zechawa Valley in the northwest.

    If time permits, after visiting Jiuzhaigou, it is highly recommended to spend some time in the 150 km away Huanglong Valley and Munigou to appreciate the multi-colored terrace ponds and Karst caves.

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    Jiuzhaigou Weather Four Seasons of Jiuzhaigou

    Average AQI of Jiuzhaigou

    Average AQI of Jiuzhaigou

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 53 38 28 23 24 16 15 17 17 17 27 42
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Average Rainfall of Jiuzhaigou

    Average Rainfall of Jiuzhaigou

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 15 24 36 43 87 96 104 82 86 54 26 18
    Days 1 2 4 5 5 10 16 14 7 8 4 1

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