The best times to visit Changsha for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th

or

September 17th to December 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Changsha Travel Info

Weather in Changsha

Temperature

Average temperatures in Changsha vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Changsha, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 95.2°F (35.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.6°F (27°C) at night.

Changsha Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Changsha Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Changsha Perceived Temperature (F)

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Changsha Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Changsha Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 47.2 41.8 36.3
Feb 52.3 46.7 41.4
Mar 61.8 55.3 48.8
Apr 71.8 64.8 57.8
May 81 74 67
Jun 86.5 80.2 74.2
Jul 93.2 86.3 79.7
Aug 91.3 84.3 78.1
Sep 82.9 76.4 70.3
Oct 75 67.8 61.2
Nov 63 56.2 49.8
Dec 52.4 46.3 40.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.4 5.4 2.4
Feb 11.3 8.2 5.2
Mar 16.6 12.9 9.3
Apr 22.1 18.2 14.3
May 27.2 23.3 19.4
Jun 30.3 26.8 23.4
Jul 34 30.2 26.5
Aug 32.9 29.1 25.6
Sep 28.3 24.7 21.3
Oct 23.9 19.9 16.2
Nov 17.2 13.4 9.9
Dec 11.3 7.9 4.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Changsha are October, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Changsha? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Changsha is often around around January 22nd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Changsha.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Changsha (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0.4 2.1
Feb 30% 0 3.1
Mar 38% 0 6.6
Apr 36% 0 6.3
May 36% 0 8.7
Jun 35% 0 8.5
Jul 21% 0 4.8
Aug 22% 0 4.6
Sep 19% 0 4.1
Oct 13% 0 2.3
Nov 24% 0 4.1
Dec 21% 0 2.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 1 5.3
Feb 30 0 7.9
Mar 38 0 16.8
Apr 36 0 16
May 36 0 22.1
Jun 35 0 21.6
Jul 21 0 12.2
Aug 22 0 11.7
Sep 19 0 10.4
Oct 13 0 5.8
Nov 24 0 10.4
Dec 21 0 6.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Changsha has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (59.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (69.6%).

Wind in Changsha is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by February and July. August’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Changsha.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.3 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 7 Light breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 7.6 Light breeze
Aug 4.6 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 7.3 Light breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.2 Light breeze 6.9 Light breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.1%
Feb 69.6%
Mar 67.2%
Apr 65.3%
May 65.5%
Jun 69%
Jul 59.6%
Aug 63.6%
Sep 68.3%
Oct 62.3%
Nov 65.2%
Dec 59.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Changsha?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Macao; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Changsha, China is March, followed by April and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Changsha in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.9 in December means 40.9% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Changsha Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.4°F (28°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Changsha, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 58.2°F (14.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Changsha to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.9°F (13.8°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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