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.
Shaoyang Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shaoyang (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
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.