The best times to visit Panzhihua for ideal weather are

March 19th 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 Panzhihua Travel Info

Weather in Panzhihua


Average temperatures in Panzhihua vary greatly. 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 57th 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 Panzhihua, the hottest months are June, July, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 83.8°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.1°F (16.7°C) at night.

Panzhihua Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Panzhihua 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.

Panzhihua Perceived Temperature (F)


Panzhihua Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Panzhihua 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 61.8 47.5 33.6
Feb 67.9 53 37.1
Mar 73.1 59.3 43.9
Apr 77.6 64.7 50.8
May 81.4 70.4 58.8
Jun 80.7 71.6 63.1
Jul 79.7 71 63.9
Aug 79.3 70.1 62.6
Sep 77 67.6 60.1
Oct 71.9 62 53.1
Nov 67 54.3 42.4
Dec 60.9 47.9 35.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.6 8.6 0.9
Feb 19.9 11.7 2.8
Mar 22.8 15.2 6.6
Apr 25.3 18.2 10.4
May 27.4 21.3 14.9
Jun 27.1 22 17.3
Jul 26.5 21.7 17.7
Aug 26.3 21.2 17
Sep 25 19.8 15.6
Oct 22.2 16.7 11.7
Nov 19.4 12.4 5.8
Dec 16.1 8.8 2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panzhihua are December, March, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Panzhihua? 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 Panzhihua.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.6
Feb 3% 0 0.3
Mar 3% 0 0.3
Apr 10% 0 1.2
May 22% 0 3.1
Jun 44% 0 8.5
Jul 50% 0 11.4
Aug 39% 0 8.5
Sep 38% 0 6.8
Oct 23% 0 4.2
Nov 4% 0 0.5
Dec 2% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.5
Feb 3 0 0.8
Mar 3 0 0.8
Apr 10 0 3
May 22 0 7.9
Jun 44 0 21.6
Jul 50 0 29
Aug 39 0 21.6
Sep 38 0 17.3
Oct 23 0 10.7
Nov 4 0 1.3
Dec 2 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Panzhihua has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (29.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (65.9%).

Wind in Panzhihua is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.4 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 early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.5 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.2 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Jul 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Sep 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Nov 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 43.8%
Feb 31.7%
Mar 29.6%
Apr 35.1%
May 41.7%
Jun 57.4%
Jul 65.9%
Aug 64.5%
Sep 65%
Oct 60.7%
Nov 53%
Dec 50.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Panzhihua?

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 Panzhihua, China is January, followed by September 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 Panzhihua in June. 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 25.8 in June means 25.8% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Panzhihua Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 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 12 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Panzhihua, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 63.3°F (17.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 11 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 too cold this time of year in Panzhihua to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 59.5°F (15.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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