The best times to visit Dunhua for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 9th

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

 


Dunhua Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Dunhua vary an incredible amount and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 72 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 Dunhua, 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 81.5°F (27.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

    Dunhua Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Dunhua 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.

    Dunhua Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Dunhua Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Dunhua 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 15.4 4.4 -8
    Feb 23.3 12.3 -2.1
    Mar 35.4 25.8 12.6
    Apr 52.9 42.7 29.5
    May 66.6 56 42.8
    Jun 75.8 65.8 54.1
    Jul 78.6 70 60.8
    Aug 77.8 68.7 58.6
    Sep 68.7 57.5 44.2
    Oct 55.1 43.3 29.8
    Nov 34.2 25.2 14.2
    Dec 17.9 8.6 -2.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan -9.2 -15.3 -22.2
    Feb -4.8 -10.9 -18.9
    Mar 1.9 -3.4 -10.8
    Apr 11.6 5.9 -1.4
    May 19.2 13.3 6
    Jun 24.3 18.8 12.3
    Jul 25.9 21.1 16
    Aug 25.4 20.4 14.8
    Sep 20.4 14.2 6.8
    Oct 12.8 6.3 -1.2
    Nov 1.2 -3.8 -9.9
    Dec -7.8 -13 -19.4

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Dunhua are August, July, and then May. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-May with an average of 4.8 days with significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

    When can you find snow in Dunhua? 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 Dunhua.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 11.4 0 0
    Feb 18.6 0 0.02
    Mar 27.1 0 0.03
    Apr 31.4 0 0.05
    May 50 0 0.1
    Jun 42.9 0 0.12
    Jul 52.9 0 0.19
    Aug 54.3 0 0.19
    Sep 34.3 0 0.09
    Oct 27.1 0 0.05
    Nov 30 0 0.03
    Dec 24.3 0 0.01

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 11.4 0 0
    Feb 18.6 0 0.05
    Mar 27.1 0 0.08
    Apr 31.4 0 0.13
    May 50 0 0.25
    Jun 42.9 0 0.3
    Jul 52.9 0 0.48
    Aug 54.3 0 0.48
    Sep 34.3 0 0.23
    Oct 27.1 0 0.13
    Nov 30 0 0.08
    Dec 24.3 0 0.03

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Dunhua has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (39.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68%).

    Wind in Dunhua is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.4 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 mid-March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

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    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 4 a light breeze 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Feb 4.7 a light breeze 8.6 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5.5 a light breeze 9.7 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.6 a light breeze 9.8 a gentle breeze
    May 5.3 a light breeze 9.3 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.6 a light breeze 7.8 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.2 a light breeze 6.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3.9 light air 6.5 a light breeze
    Sep 3.8 light air 6.9 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.4 a light breeze 8.2 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4.6 a light breeze 8 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4.2 a light breeze 7.5 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 47.8
    Feb 41.7
    Mar 41.6
    Apr 39.1
    May 47.1
    Jun 56.3
    Jul 66.7
    Aug 68
    Sep 57.9
    Oct 46.2
    Nov 51.3
    Dec 51.6

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Dunhua?

    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 Dunhua Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 29.3°F (-1.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 16 days of precipitation per month. 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. These months see moderate precipitation with 13 to 17 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Dunhua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 71°F (21.7°C) and 26.6°F (-3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 days per month. 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 Dunhua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 27°F (-2.8°C) and 11.7°F (-11.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.