The best times to visit Shaoyang for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 3rd
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 drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 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 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°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 significant precipitation in Shaoyang are October, 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 and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
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.
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 some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (59.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.1%).
Wind in Shaoyang is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and May. July’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.4 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.6||Barely noticeable||4.4||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.9||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.8||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.1||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.4||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.8||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.6||Barely noticeable||4.3||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.7||Barely noticeable||4.5||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Shaoyang?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Shaoyang, China is March, followed by April and September. 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 Shaoyang 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 Shaoyang Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 52.9°F (11.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 12 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Shaoyang, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84°F (28.9°C) and 58.6°F (14.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 too cold this time of year in Shaoyang to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.1°F (13.9°C) and 46.4°F (8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.