The best times to visit Dali for ideal weather are
March 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.
Dali Travel Guide
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Weather in Dali
Average temperatures in Dali vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Dali, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 80.8°F (27.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night.
Dali Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Dali 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.
Dali Perceived Temperature (F)
Dali Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Dali 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 Dali are December, February, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Dali? 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 Dali.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dali (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
Dali has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (31.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71.9%).
Wind in Dali is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.3 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dali.
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||5.9||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.6||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.8||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.1||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||5.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||3.2||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||7.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.8||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Dali?
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 Dali, China is March, followed by February and August. 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 Dali 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
Overall Dali Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.8°F (27.1°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Dali, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 63.4°F (17.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Dali to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 59.3°F (15.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.