The best times to visit Jishou for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

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 Jishou


Average temperatures in Jishou vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 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


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jishou are December, January, 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 late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Jishou? 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 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 13% 0 1.1
Feb 19% 0 1.9
Mar 27% 0 3.9
Apr 30% 0 5.8
May 41% 0 11.3
Jun 36% 0 10.8
Jul 25% 0 7.9
Aug 21% 0 5.4
Sep 20% 0 5.2
Oct 23% 0 4
Nov 24% 0 3.5
Dec 12% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 2.8
Feb 19 0 4.8
Mar 27 0 9.9
Apr 30 0 14.7
May 41 0 28.7
Jun 36 0 27.4
Jul 25 0 20.1
Aug 21 0 13.7
Sep 20 0 13.2
Oct 23 0 10.2
Nov 24 0 8.9
Dec 12 0 3.6


Humidity and Wind

Jishou has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (55.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (71.5%).

Wind in Jishou is usually extremely 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 5.8 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.9 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Feb 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Mar 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Apr 2.7 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
May 2.6 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Jun 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Jul 3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Aug 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Oct 2.6 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
Nov 2.7 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Dec 2.8 Barely noticeable 4.7 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?

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 Jishou, China is May, followed by February and April. 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 Jishou in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 70.9 in December means 70.9% of the tourists vs. May.

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. Rain is very common with 8 to 13 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Jishou, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than 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. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher 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). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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