The best times to visit Kunming for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

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



Other Kunming Travel Info

Weather in Kunming


Average temperatures in Kunming vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th 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 Kunming, the hottest months are June, July, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 80.2°F (26.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.4°F (17.4°C) at night.

Kunming Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kunming 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.

Kunming Perceived Temperature (F)


Kunming Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kunming 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 61.6 49.1 37.3
Feb 67.8 54.7 41
Mar 72.2 60 46.7
Apr 76.3 64.4 52
May 78.7 68.3 57.8
Jun 78.6 69.4 61.7
Jul 77 68.6 62.3
Aug 76.9 67.8 61.1
Sep 75.1 65.9 58.9
Oct 70.2 60.6 52.7
Nov 65.9 54.5 44.3
Dec 60.2 48.6 38.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.4 9.5 2.9
Feb 19.9 12.6 5
Mar 22.3 15.6 8.2
Apr 24.6 18 11.1
May 25.9 20.2 14.3
Jun 25.9 20.8 16.5
Jul 25 20.3 16.8
Aug 24.9 19.9 16.2
Sep 23.9 18.8 14.9
Oct 21.2 15.9 11.5
Nov 18.8 12.5 6.8
Dec 15.7 9.2 3.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kunming are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Kunming? 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 Kunming.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 0 1
Feb 4% 0 0.4
Mar 8% 0 0.9
Apr 11% 0 1
May 22% 0 3.4
Jun 38% 0 7
Jul 38% 0 7.4
Aug 39% 0 8.3
Sep 27% 0 4.4
Oct 24% 0 3.3
Nov 9% 0 1.3
Dec 7% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 0 2.5
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 8 0 2.3
Apr 11 0 2.5
May 22 0 8.6
Jun 38 0 17.8
Jul 38 0 18.8
Aug 39 0 21.1
Sep 27 0 11.2
Oct 24 0 8.4
Nov 9 0 3.3
Dec 7 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Kunming has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (34.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (71.2%).

Wind in Kunming is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.6 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Feb 9.1 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Mar 9.2 Gentle breeze 17.7 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
May 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Aug 5.5 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 5.6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Dec 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.1%
Feb 34.9%
Mar 34.2%
Apr 40.6%
May 50.3%
Jun 63.7%
Jul 71.2%
Aug 70.2%
Sep 68.8%
Oct 67.7%
Nov 60.5%
Dec 59.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kunming?

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 Kunming, China is October, followed by January and June. 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 Kunming in February. 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 57.2 in February means 57.2% of the tourists vs. October.



Overall Kunming Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 the most precipitation with about 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kunming, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76°F (24.4°C) and 62.5°F (16.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Kunming to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.7°F (21.5°C) and 58.5°F (14.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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