The best times to visit Datong for ideal weather are

May 21st to July 22nd

or

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Datong

    Temperature

    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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Datong Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Datong Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 5.7 0 0
    Feb 8.6 0 0.01
    Mar 11.4 0 0.01
    Apr 15.7 0 0.03
    May 24.3 0 0.05
    Jun 38.6 0 0.08
    Jul 41.4 0 0.12
    Aug 38.6 0 0.11
    Sep 37.1 0 0.11
    Oct 21.4 0 0.04
    Nov 14.3 0 0.02
    Dec 7.1 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 5.7 0 0
    Feb 8.6 0 0.03
    Mar 11.4 0 0.03
    Apr 15.7 0 0.08
    May 24.3 0 0.13
    Jun 38.6 0 0.2
    Jul 41.4 0 0.3
    Aug 38.6 0 0.28
    Sep 37.1 0 0.28
    Oct 21.4 0 0.1
    Nov 14.3 0 0.05
    Dec 7.1 0 0
    –>

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    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?

    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.