The best times to visit Qingdao for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 24th
September 3rd to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Qingdao Travel Guide
Weather in Qingdao
Average temperatures in Qingdao vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Qingdao, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74°F (23.3°C) at night.
Qingdao Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Qingdao 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.
Qingdao Perceived Temperature (F)
Qingdao Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Qingdao 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 Qingdao are January, December, 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. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Qingdao? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Qingdao is often around around February 5th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Qingdao.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Qingdao (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
Qingdao has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (44.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (75%).
Wind in Qingdao is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.8 MPH or 15.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Qingdao.
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||6.6||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.1||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.6||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|May||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.1||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Qingdao?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Qingdao, China is March, followed by June and October. 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 Qingdao 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
Overall Qingdao Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Qingdao, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 49°F (9.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 far too cold this time of year in Qingdao to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.9°F (8.8°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.