The best times to visit Dandong for ideal weather are

May 7th to July 15th

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



Other Dandong Travel Info

Weather in Dandong


Average temperatures in Dandong vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Dandong, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 83.7°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.6°F (19.2°C) at night.

Dandong Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Dandong Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Dandong Perceived Temperature (F)


Dandong Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Dandong 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 25.3 13.4 -0.2
Feb 32.3 21.7 8
Mar 43 33.3 20.9
Apr 58.5 47.7 33.6
May 71.1 60.5 46.5
Jun 77.2 68.4 58.1
Jul 80.7 73.5 65.6
Aug 81.7 73.2 63.7
Sep 74.3 63.3 50.5
Oct 61.2 49.4 35.6
Nov 42.5 33.2 22.1
Dec 27 16.5 3.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.7 -10.3 -17.9
Feb 0.2 -5.7 -13.3
Mar 6.1 0.7 -6.2
Apr 14.7 8.7 0.9
May 21.7 15.8 8.1
Jun 25.1 20.2 14.5
Jul 27.1 23.1 18.7
Aug 27.6 22.9 17.6
Sep 23.5 17.4 10.3
Oct 16.2 9.7 2
Nov 5.8 0.7 -5.5
Dec -2.8 -8.6 -15.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dandong are January, December, and then February. 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 August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Dandong? 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 Dandong.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.4
Feb 10% 0 1
Mar 11% 0 1.6
Apr 19% 0 2.7
May 21% 0 3
Jun 31% 0 5.8
Jul 41% 0 12
Aug 35% 0 14.2
Sep 18% 0 4
Oct 22% 0 3.3
Nov 21% 0 2.2
Dec 7% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1
Feb 10 0 2.5
Mar 11 0 4.1
Apr 19 0 6.9
May 21 0 7.6
Jun 31 0 14.7
Jul 41 0 30.5
Aug 35 0 36.1
Sep 18 0 10.2
Oct 22 0 8.4
Nov 21 0 5.6
Dec 7 0 2


Humidity and Wind

Dandong has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (42.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (77.7%).

Wind in Dandong is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (5 MPH or 8 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 8.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Apr 4.3 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 7.8 Light breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Aug 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Oct 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 47.5%
Feb 43.7%
Mar 44.1%
Apr 42.5%
May 51.8%
Jun 68.5%
Jul 77.7%
Aug 75%
Sep 63.9%
Oct 56.2%
Nov 59.1%
Dec 54.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Dandong?

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 Dandong, 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 Dandong 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

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 Dandong Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.6°F (24.2°C) and 37.7°F (3.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Dandong, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Dandong to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.6°F (3.7°C) and 22.9°F (-5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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