The best times to visit Huangshan for ideal weather are
May 14th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Huangshan Travel Guide
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Weather in Huangshan
Average temperatures in Huangshan vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Huangshan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 71.7°F (22.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.9°F (16.6°C) at night.
Huangshan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Huangshan 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.
Huangshan Perceived Temperature (F)
Huangshan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Huangshan 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Huangshan are October, December, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Huangshan? 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 Huangshan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Huangshan (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
Huangshan has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (46.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (90.4%).
Wind in Huangshan is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by July and March. December’s average wind speed of around 11.5 knots (13.3 MPH or 21.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Huangshan.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||10||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||10.6||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.5||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|May||9.1||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.7||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.5||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Dec||11.5||Significant breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Huangshan?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Macao; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Huangshan, China is June, followed by July and March. 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 Huangshan 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
Overall Huangshan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 12 to 14 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 13 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Huangshan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 66.1°F (18.9°C) and 42.4°F (5.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 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 Huangshan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.4°F (6.3°C) and 32.4°F (0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.