The best times to visit Datong for ideal weather are

April 30th 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.

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Weather in Datong

Temperature

Average temperatures in Datong 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 somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 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)

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Datong 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.

Datong Perceived Temperature (F)

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Datong Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 26.7 14 0.2
Feb 35.3 22.7 8.3
Mar 47.8 35.4 19.9
Apr 62.1 49.7 33.6
May 74.2 62.5 46.2
Jun 81.4 70 56.2
Jul 84.5 73.8 61
Aug 81.2 69.9 57.1
Sep 71.3 59.7 46.5
Oct 60.1 47.3 33
Nov 41.7 30.7 18.4
Dec 28.5 17.3 5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.9 -10 -17.7
Feb 1.8 -5.2 -13.2
Mar 8.8 1.9 -6.7
Apr 16.7 9.8 0.9
May 23.4 16.9 7.9
Jun 27.4 21.1 13.4
Jul 29.2 23.2 16.1
Aug 27.3 21.1 13.9
Sep 21.8 15.4 8.1
Oct 15.6 8.5 0.6
Nov 5.4 -0.7 -7.6
Dec -1.9 -8.2 -15


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Datong are December, January, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 Datong? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Datong.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Datong (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 0.1
Feb 3% 0 0.2
Mar 5% 0 0.4
Apr 9% 0 0.9
May 13% 0 1.6
Jun 20% 0 2.5
Jul 23% 0 3.7
Aug 26% 0 3.5
Sep 22% 0 3.4
Oct 11% 0 1.2
Nov 5% 0 0.5
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 3 0 0.5
Mar 5 0 1
Apr 9 0 2.3
May 13 0 4.1
Jun 20 0 6.4
Jul 23 0 9.4
Aug 26 0 8.9
Sep 22 0 8.6
Oct 11 0 3
Nov 5 0 1.3
Dec 0 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Datong has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (24.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (52.7%).

Wind in Datong is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 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 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.

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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 5.1 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 6.9 Light breeze 12.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.4 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 32.1%
Feb 29.7%
Mar 25.4%
Apr 25.3%
May 24.5%
Jun 39.5%
Jul 49.6%
Aug 52.7%
Sep 51.9%
Oct 42.9%
Nov 42.9%
Dec 36.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Datong?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Datong, China is August, followed by May and June. 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 Datong in October. 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 26.9 in October means 26.9% of the tourists vs. August.


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 far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Datong, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than 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. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 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 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). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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