The best times to visit Sanya for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sanya Travel Guide
Weather in Sanya
Average temperatures in Sanya vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Sanya, the hottest months are June, July, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.2°F (25.1°C) at night.
Sanya Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sanya 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.
Sanya Perceived Temperature (F)
Sanya Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sanya 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 Sanya are January, 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 to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.
When can you find snow in Sanya? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sanya.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sanya (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
Sanya has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (73.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.1%).
Wind in Sanya is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13.1 MPH or 21 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sanya.
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||10.8||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.9||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.2||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|May||6.4||Light breeze||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.8||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||7.9||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.9||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.3||Significant breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||11||Significant breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sanya?
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 Sanya, China is February, followed by April and May. 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 Sanya 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 Sanya Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 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 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Sanya, 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 76.5°F (24.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 12 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 perfect this time of year in Sanya to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77°F (25°C) and 70.9°F (21.6°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.