The best times to visit Chongqing for ideal weather are
February 19th to June 3rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Chongqing Travel Guide
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Weather in Chongqing
Average temperatures in Chongqing 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 35th 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 Chongqing, 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 95.3°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.1°F (25.1°C) at night.
Chongqing Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Chongqing Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Chongqing Perceived Temperature (F)
Chongqing Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Chongqing 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chongqing are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in Chongqing? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Chongqing.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chongqing (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Chongqing has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (60% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (75.9%).
Wind in Chongqing is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by March and July. May’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.5 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 mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chongqing.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||8.4||Light breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||8.5||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||8.3||Light breeze|
|Aug||4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.9||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.4||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Chongqing?
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 Chongqing, China is January, followed by September and March. 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 Chongqing in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Chongqing Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 11 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 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Chongqing, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 11 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 too cold this time of year in Chongqing to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.8°F (15.4°C) and 48.3°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.