The best times to visit Shaoyang for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th


September 24th to November 18th

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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Shaoyang Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Shaoyang


    Average temperatures in Shaoyang vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 67 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Shaoyang, 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 70.5°F (21.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.4°F (14.1°C) at night.

    Shaoyang Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Shaoyang 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.

    Shaoyang Perceived Temperature (F)


    Shaoyang Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Shaoyang 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 47.5 41.9 36.2
    Feb 52.7 47 41.2
    Mar 61.1 54.7 48.2
    Apr 71.1 64.1 56.9
    May 79.8 72.6 65.3
    Jun 85 78.4 72.2
    Jul 91.6 83.5 75.9
    Aug 90.6 82.1 74.7
    Sep 82.3 75.2 68.6
    Oct 74.4 67 59.7
    Nov 63.2 56 48.9
    Dec 52.3 46.1 39.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 8.6 5.5 2.3
    Feb 11.5 8.3 5.1
    Mar 16.2 12.6 9
    Apr 21.7 17.8 13.8
    May 26.6 22.6 18.5
    Jun 29.4 25.8 22.3
    Jul 33.1 28.6 24.4
    Aug 32.6 27.8 23.7
    Sep 27.9 24 20.3
    Oct 23.6 19.4 15.4
    Nov 17.3 13.3 9.4
    Dec 11.3 7.8 4.4


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Shaoyang are March, April, and then May. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-October. For example, on the week of October 8th there are only 1.9 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 4.7 days with significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

    When can you find snow in Shaoyang? 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 Shaoyang.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 47.1 0 0.07
    Feb 52.9 0 0.09
    Mar 62.9 0 0.16
    Apr 58.6 0 0.18
    May 57.1 0 0.24
    Jun 55.7 0 0.22
    Jul 31.4 0 0.14
    Aug 35.7 0 0.15
    Sep 37.1 0 0.13
    Oct 30 0 0.08
    Nov 41.4 0 0.14
    Dec 40 0 0.09

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 47.1 0 0.18
    Feb 52.9 0 0.23
    Mar 62.9 0 0.41
    Apr 58.6 0 0.46
    May 57.1 0 0.61
    Jun 55.7 0 0.56
    Jul 31.4 0 0.36
    Aug 35.7 0 0.38
    Sep 37.1 0 0.33
    Oct 30 0 0.2
    Nov 41.4 0 0.36
    Dec 40 0 0.23


    Humidity and Wind

    Shaoyang has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is December (59.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (71.5%).

    Wind in Shaoyang is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.5 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 6.8 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 2.8 light air 4.7 a light breeze
    Feb 3 light air 5.1 a light breeze
    Mar 3 light air 5.2 a light breeze
    Apr 3.2 light air 5.6 a light breeze
    May 3.2 light air 5.5 a light breeze
    Jun 3.1 light air 5.3 a light breeze
    Jul 3.5 light air 6.4 a light breeze
    Aug 3.5 light air 6.1 a light breeze
    Sep 3.3 light air 5.5 a light breeze
    Oct 3 light air 5.1 a light breeze
    Nov 2.8 light air 4.6 a light breeze
    Dec 2.9 light air 4.8 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 63.7
    Feb 68.2
    Mar 68.4
    Apr 66.7
    May 67.8
    Jun 71.5
    Jul 61.9
    Aug 62.6
    Sep 66.6
    Oct 61.1
    Nov 64.4
    Dec 59.4


    Is it Safe to Travel to Shaoyang?

    As of 6/2/2017 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.

    Overall Shaoyang Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 61.1°F (16.2°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 18 to 19 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 10 to 17 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Shaoyang, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 63.5°F (17.5°C) and 44°F (6.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 12 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Shaoyang to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.9°F (6.1°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 15 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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