The best times to visit Chengde for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th

or

August 13th to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Chengde Travel Info

Weather in Chengde

Temperature

Average temperatures in Chengde vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Chengde, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.1°F (19.5°C) at night.

Chengde Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Chengde 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.

Chengde Perceived Temperature (F)

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Chengde Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Chengde 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 28.9 15.4 3.6
Feb 37.2 24.1 10.8
Mar 50.6 37.7 23
Apr 65.4 52.3 36.7
May 78.2 64.4 48.8
Jun 83.3 71 58.9
Jul 86.7 75.6 65
Aug 85.4 73.1 61.9
Sep 75.8 62.5 49.9
Oct 62.8 48.8 35.4
Nov 44.2 31.6 20.2
Dec 30.2 18.4 7.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.7 -9.2 -15.8
Feb 2.9 -4.4 -11.8
Mar 10.3 3.2 -5
Apr 18.6 11.3 2.6
May 25.7 18 9.3
Jun 28.5 21.7 14.9
Jul 30.4 24.2 18.3
Aug 29.7 22.8 16.6
Sep 24.3 16.9 9.9
Oct 17.1 9.3 1.9
Nov 6.8 -0.2 -6.6
Dec -1 -7.6 -13.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chengde are January, February, and then March. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Chengde? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Chengde is often around around November 5th 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 Chengde.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chengde (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 1% 0 0
Feb 1% 0 0.2
Mar 5% 0 0.5
Apr 12% 0 1.4
May 14% 0 1.7
Jun 24% 0 4.3
Jul 27% 0 5.7
Aug 21% 0 4.2
Sep 19% 0 2.8
Oct 11% 0 1.6
Nov 6% 0.4 1.8
Dec 10% 0 3.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0
Feb 1 0 0.5
Mar 5 0 1.3
Apr 12 0 3.6
May 14 0 4.3
Jun 24 0 10.9
Jul 27 0 14.5
Aug 21 0 10.7
Sep 19 0 7.1
Oct 11 0 4.1
Nov 6 1 4.6
Dec 10 0 9.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Chengde has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (26.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (63.9%).

Wind in Chengde is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.6 MPH or 8.9 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Light breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 10.1 Light breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Dec 3.6 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 32.2%
Feb 28%
Mar 26.7%
Apr 29.5%
May 34.2%
Jun 54.8%
Jul 63.9%
Aug 62.3%
Sep 57.7%
Oct 48.6%
Nov 43.5%
Dec 37.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Chengde?

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 Chengde, China is April, followed by March 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 Chengde in July. 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 56.7 in July means 56.7% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Chengde Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 42.2°F (5.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chengde, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Chengde to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.2°F (5.7°C) and 26.9°F (-2.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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