The best times to visit Jishou for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th


September 24th to November 11th

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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Jishou Travel Guide

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


    Average temperatures in Jishou vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 68 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 Jishou, 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 94°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.5°F (24.7°C) at night.

    Jishou Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Jishou Temperatures (Celsius)


    “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.

    Jishou Perceived Temperature (F)


    Jishou Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Jishou 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 47.9 41.7 35.9
    Feb 52.1 46 40.1
    Mar 61.4 53.8 46.6
    Apr 70.8 62.6 55
    May 79.4 71.1 63.6
    Jun 85 77.4 70.6
    Jul 91.6 83 75.2
    Aug 91.3 82.4 74.7
    Sep 82.5 74.9 68.2
    Oct 73.4 65.9 59.3
    Nov 62.6 55.5 49.1
    Dec 51.9 45.8 40.2

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 8.8 5.4 2.2
    Feb 11.2 7.8 4.5
    Mar 16.3 12.1 8.1
    Apr 21.6 17 12.8
    May 26.3 21.7 17.6
    Jun 29.4 25.2 21.4
    Jul 33.1 28.3 24
    Aug 32.9 28 23.7
    Sep 28.1 23.8 20.1
    Oct 23 18.8 15.2
    Nov 17 13.1 9.5
    Dec 11.1 7.7 4.6

    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 Jishou.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 32.9 0 0.04
    Feb 45.7 0 0.07
    Mar 52.9 0 0.13
    Apr 57.1 0 0.19
    May 57.1 0 0.37
    Jun 52.9 0 0.36
    Jul 32.9 0 0.26
    Aug 32.9 0 0.18
    Sep 32.9 0 0.17
    Oct 41.4 0 0.13
    Nov 38.6 0 0.12
    Dec 35.7 0 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 32.9 0 0.1
    Feb 45.7 0 0.18
    Mar 52.9 0 0.33
    Apr 57.1 0 0.48
    May 57.1 0 0.94
    Jun 52.9 0 0.91
    Jul 32.9 0 0.66
    Aug 32.9 0 0.46
    Sep 32.9 0 0.43
    Oct 41.4 0 0.33
    Nov 38.6 0 0.3
    Dec 35.7 0 0.13


    Humidity and Wind

    Jishou has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (55.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (71.5%).

    Wind in Jishou is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by February and September. August’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.6 MPH or 5.7 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 6.6 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Avg. Relative Humidity


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

    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 2.9 light air 4.8 a light breeze
    Feb 3.1 light air 5.2 a light breeze
    Mar 2.8 light air 5.1 a light breeze
    Apr 2.7 light air 4.9 a light breeze
    May 2.6 light air 4.7 a light breeze
    Jun 2.5 light air 4.7 a light breeze
    Jul 3 light air 5.7 a light breeze
    Aug 3.1 light air 5.7 a light breeze
    Sep 3 light air 5.2 a light breeze
    Oct 2.6 light air 4.6 a light breeze
    Nov 2.7 light air 4.8 a light breeze
    Dec 2.8 light air 4.7 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 55.4
    Feb 60.5
    Mar 62
    Apr 64.9
    May 68.5
    Jun 71.5
    Jul 65.5
    Aug 63.1
    Sep 65.2
    Oct 64.3
    Nov 63.4
    Dec 57.6


    Is it Safe to Travel to Jishou?

    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 Jishou Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 52.3°F (11.3°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 quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Jishou, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 84.7°F (29.3°C) and 57.6°F (14.2°C), which will feel very nice 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 too cold this time of year in Jishou to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.8°F (13.2°C) and 46.4°F (8°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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