Zhangjiajie Weather: Weather Forecast, Climate & Best Time to Visit Zhangjiajie


Zhangjiajie, located in the north middle latitude, has distinct four seasons and provides comfortable weather for visitors. Temperatures there rarely exceed 35 °C (95 °F) or fall below 0 °C (32 °F). The average temperature is around 16 °C. The hottest days fall in July, with the average temperature of about 32 °C, and the coldest days fall in January, with the average temperature of about 4.3 °C. And rainfall in Zhangjiajie is fairly well distributed throughout the year. When rain and foggy appear, the quartz-sandstone pillars, forest and streams in Zhangjiajie are all covered with mist, forming a magical wonderland.

Best Time to Visit Zhangjiajie

In fact, it is difficult to say what is the best time to take a Zhangjiajie tour, as its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all seasons. If you want to avoid the coldness here, you’d better visit between April and October. Whenever you visit, never miss the best attractions: Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Tianzi Mountain and Yuanjiajie which are all located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Average Zhangjiajie Temperature by Month

MonthRecommended RateMax Temp.Min Temp.

Zhangjiajie Seasons to Go

Zhangjiajie has four distinct seasons, including spring (March, April and May), summer (June, July and August), autumn (September, October and November) and winter (December, January and February). Get more info of the weather and packing guide in each season to plan a trip to Zhangjiajie.

Spring (March - May)

Zhangjiajie has a short spring from late March to early May. Spring is a pleasant season full of vigor. The weather is getting warmer during this period time, with temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). And the mountains and parks are going to dress up with green trees and colorful flowers. When late spring comes, the best time of visiting Zhangjiajie is coming too!

Spring Activities

Take out your camera and pack up your luggage, let’s photograph the beautiful and fresh Zhangjiajie! Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain are fantastic places to go. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is also recommended in sunny days and light rainy days. Take a deep breath on the Glass Bridge and then all your pains and annoyances will disappear.

What to Wear

long sleeves, jacket and long trousers. It is getting warmer but it is still cold in the parks and mountains.

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Zhangjiajie in Spring Zhangjiajie in Spring

Zhangjiajie Weather in March

  • Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • Average AQI: 45
  • Average Rainfall: 90 mm
  • Sunrise: 06:29 ~ 07:04
  • Sunset: 18:36 ~ 18:56

Zhangjiajie Weather in April

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Average AQI: 44
  • Average Rainfall: 148 mm
  • Sunrise: 05:58 ~ 06:28
  • Sunset: 18:56 ~ 19:14

Zhangjiajie Weather in May

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Average AQI: 44
  • Rainfall: 201 mm
  • Sunrise: 05:40 ~ 05:57
  • Sunset: 19:14 ~ 19:32

Summer (June - August)

Summer is relatively long, lasting from late May or early June to August. Though it is hot in the downtown area of Zhangjiajie, with an average temperature ranges from 28°C (82°F) to 33°C (91°F), you will feel extremely pleasant under the protection of forests of the city’s scenic areas. There are also many rainy days in summer. The mountainous scenery is otherworldly during 1 or 2 hours after the rain. The lower part of the pillars and hills will be hidden in the mist, so you could encounter with the mysterious Hallelujah Mountains of Pandora in the world-famous film Avatar. However, if the rain is too heavy, the fog will hide the scenery without your notice.

Summer Activities

Tianzi Mountain of Wulingyuan Scenic Area is the top recommended, which can provide you the most stunning scenery of Hallelujah Mountains in misty. And never forget to indulge yourselves inside (Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one part of Wulingyuan) and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake are also great tourist sites to kill the heat and date with nature. You can get the brightest scenery in the sunny summer days and have many opportunities to say hello to the wild animals there. However, try to avoid the heavy rain days, because it may be dangerous to climb the mountains.

What to Wear

T-shirt, shorts, a light coat, umbrellas, sun cream and sunglasses.

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Zhangjiajie in Summer Zhangjiajie in Summer

Zhangjiajie Weather in June

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Average AQI: 38
  • Average Rainfall: 237 mm
  • Sunrise: 05:39 ~ 05:42
  • Sunset: 19:33 ~ 19:41
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in July

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Average AQI: 34
  • Average Rainfall: 179 mm
  • Sunrise: 05:43 ~ 05:59
  • Sunset: 19:31 ~ 19:42
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in August

  • Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • High Temperature: 33°C / 91°F
  • Low Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Average AQI: 45
  • Average Rainfall: 148 mm
  • Sunrise: 05:59 ~ 06:15
  • Sunset: 19:01 ~ 19:30
  • Autumn (September to November)

    The weather is getting cooler after the late summer and then the pleasant autumn is coming. The average temperature falls gradually from 23°C to12°C during this season. Some of leaves are going to turn red or brown. But the forest is still in green, because most of the trees have evergreen leaves. There are still many rainy days in October. However, you couldn’t meet that many heavy rainy days as summer. Besides, autumn is not only for sightseeing, but also a great chance to taste delicious local fruits like kiwi, pear, Chinese chestnut, and lychee.

    Seasonal Activities

    Get a bird view of canyon and forest of Zhangjiajie on the Glass Bridge is a good choice. Also, you can spend 2-3 days to appreciate the streams, hills, and forests of Wulingyuan Scenic Area (Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of Wulingyuan). Ride a cable car to the Tianmen Cave and enjoy the fog flowing through the cave is also recommended.

    What to Wear

    hoodie, trench coat, light pants, walking shoes and take a umbrellas in case it rains.

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    Zhangjiajie in Autumn Zhangjiajie in Autumn

    Zhangjiajie Weather in September

  • Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • High Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Average AQI: 40
  • Average Rainfall: 95 mm
  • Sunrise: 06:15 ~ 06:30
  • Sunset: 18:25 ~ 19:00
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in October

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • High Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Average AQI: 46
  • Average Rainfall: 110 mm
  • Sunrise: 06:31 ~ 06:50
  • Sunset: 17:53 ~ 18:24
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in November

  • Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • High Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Average AQI: 44
  • Average Rainfall: 63 mm
  • Sunrise: 06:51 ~ 07:14
  • Sunset: 17:40 ~ 17:53
  • Winter (December - February)

    Zhangjiajie is cold and dry in winter. The average temperature in winter there is 4 °C (40 °F), and the coldest time is February. Sometimes it gets very windy and occasionally snows lightly. When snow appears, the scenery in its mountains, parks and canyon show you different kind of beauty - instead of dressing in green, the hills will dress up in white and brown (the color of the stones). Most tourists wouldn't like to vist Zhangjiajie in this cold season. Therefore, you will encounter with the fewest people in the year if you go. Besides, the local hotels and restaurants cut their prices by an average of 30 percent in winter.

    Winter Activities

    Though winter is cold, almost all the cable cars, and elevators runs regularly during this period. The scenic spots won't be closed too. If you love snows and love hiking during snowy days, you could visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park or Grand Canyon.

    What to Wear

    Thick and warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold weather and catching a cold, such as, down jacket, wind coat, overcoat and sweater, antiskid shoes.

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    Travel Tip: For safety reasons, the Ghost-Valley Plank Road and Tianmen Cave may be closed in winter if there are heavy snows, freezing weather or regular maintenance. And the sightseeing bus along Avenue toward Heaven may also stop the operation. If you go with us, your travel consultant and tour guide will adjust your itinerary accordingly.

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    Zhangjiajie in Winter Zhangjiajie in Winter

    Zhangjiajie Weather in December

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Average AQI: 82
  • Average Rainfall: 34 mm
  • Sunrise: 07:14 ~ 07:32
  • Sunset: 17:40 ~ 17:51
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in January

  • Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • High Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Average AQI: 95
  • Average Rainfall: 35 mm
  • Sunrise: 07:28 ~ 07:34
  • Sunset: 17:51 ~ 18:15
  • Zhangjiajie Weather in February

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 11°C / 52°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Average AQI: 63
  • Average Rainfall: 47 mm
  • Sunrise: 07:05 ~ 07:27
  • Sunset: 18:16 ~ 18:37
  • Wulingyuan & Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Weather

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of the four parts of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The weather in these scenic spots is similar - never too hot even in the hot summer days but a little bit cold in the winter months from December to February of next year. Always remember to bring a coat with you when you want to go for sightseeing in spring, summer and autumn. And in winter, dress as warm as you can and wear antiskid shoes because there are some icy roads after snowing.

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    Average Temperature of Zhangjiajie

    Average Temperature of Zhangjiajie

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 5 7 11 17 21 25 28 27 23 18 12 7
    °F 41 45 52 63 70 77 82 81 73 64 54 45

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    Average Rainfall of Zhangjiajie

    Average Rainfall of Zhangjiajie

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 35 47 90 148 201 237 179 148 95 10 63 34

    Average AQI (Air Quality Index) of Zhangjiajie

    Average AQI of Zhangjiajie

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 95 63 45 44 44 38 34 45 40 46 44 82
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
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