The best times to visit Datong for ideal weather are
May 21st to July 22nd
August 6th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Datong Travel Guide
Weather in Datong
Average temperatures in Datong vary drastically and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 75 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Datong, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 85.8°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.8°F (16°C) at night.
Datong Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Datong 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.
Datong Perceived Temperature (F)
Datong Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Datong 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)|
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 Datong.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Datong (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
Datong has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is May (24.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (52.7%).
Wind in Datong is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “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-May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Datong.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||5.1||a light breeze||8.5||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.4||a light breeze||9.1||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.5||a light breeze||11.4||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.9||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.9||a light breeze||12.4||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.7||a light breeze||10.4||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||a light breeze||8.7||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.4||a light breeze||7.7||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.4||a light breeze||7.5||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.9||a light breeze||8.6||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.1||a light breeze||8.8||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.4||a light breeze||9.3||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Datong?
As of 6/2/2017 there are travel warnings for China; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
Overall Datong Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.8°F (26°C) and 38.8°F (3.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Datong, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.3°F (22.9°C) and 35.7°F (2.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Datong to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42°F (5.6°C) and 25.1°F (-3.8°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.