The best times to visit Dunhua for ideal weather are

May 21st 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 Dunhua

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dunhua 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 37th 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 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 significant precipitation in Dunhua 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th 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 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dunhua (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 5% 0 0.6
Mar 9% 0 1.1
Apr 14% 0 1.5
May 28% 0 3.1
Jun 26% 0 3.5
Jul 33% 0 6
Aug 35% 0 6
Sep 19% 0 2.8
Oct 12% 0 1.5
Nov 10% 0 0.8
Dec 3% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 5 0 1.5
Mar 9 0 2.8
Apr 14 0 3.8
May 28 0 7.9
Jun 26 0 8.9
Jul 33 0 15.2
Aug 35 0 15.2
Sep 19 0 7.1
Oct 12 0 3.8
Nov 10 0 2
Dec 3 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Dunhua has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (39.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68%).

Wind in Dunhua is usually calm. 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 “a 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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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 4 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.6 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 6.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 7.5 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?

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 Dunhua, 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 Dunhua 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

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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 56.7 in July means 56.7% of the tourists vs. April.


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 far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 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 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Dunhua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than 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 significant amount: 3 to 6 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 Dunhua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and 11.7°F (-11.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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