The best times to visit South Central China for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 27th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other South Central China Travel Info

Weather in South Central China


Average temperatures in South Central China 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 28th 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 South Central China, 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 94°F (34.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.9°F (26.1°C) at night.

South Central China Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


South Central China 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.

South Central China Perceived Temperature (F)


South Central China Perceived Temperature (C)



Average South Central China 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 47.2 41.3 35.6
Feb 51.3 45.4 39.9
Mar 61.6 54.5 47.8
Apr 71 63.8 56.6
May 80.2 72.9 65.8
Jun 85.1 78.6 72.3
Jul 91.6 84.3 77.7
Aug 90.6 82.9 76.2
Sep 81.5 74.8 68.7
Oct 73.3 66.4 59.9
Nov 61.7 54.9 48.7
Dec 51.7 45.5 39.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.4 5.2 2
Feb 10.7 7.4 4.4
Mar 16.4 12.5 8.8
Apr 21.7 17.7 13.7
May 26.8 22.7 18.8
Jun 29.5 25.9 22.4
Jul 33.1 29.1 25.4
Aug 32.6 28.3 24.6
Sep 27.5 23.8 20.4
Oct 22.9 19.1 15.5
Nov 16.5 12.7 9.3
Dec 10.9 7.5 4.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in South Central China are December, January, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid December. For example, on the week of December 17th there are no days 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 South Central China? 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 South Central China.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Central China (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 1.5
Feb 22% 0 2.5
Mar 28% 0 4.3
Apr 35% 0 6
May 37% 0 8
Jun 34% 0 7
Jul 25% 0 6.4
Aug 20% 0 4.8
Sep 22% 0 4.9
Oct 22% 0 4.1
Nov 25% 0 3.7
Dec 14% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 3.8
Feb 22 0 6.4
Mar 28 0 10.9
Apr 35 0 15.2
May 37 0 20.3
Jun 34 0 17.8
Jul 25 0 16.3
Aug 20 0 12.2
Sep 22 0 12.4
Oct 22 0 10.4
Nov 25 0 9.4
Dec 14 0 3.6


Humidity and Wind

South Central China has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (56.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (70.5%).

Wind in South Central China is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by April and March. August’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 7.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in South Central China.

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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.7 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 7.2 Light breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 7.1 Light breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 7.1 Light breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Dec 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.4%
Feb 63.8%
Mar 61.3%
Apr 62.7%
May 64.2%
Jun 70.5%
Jul 64.9%
Aug 64.7%
Sep 66.7%
Oct 61.5%
Nov 63.2%
Dec 56.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to South Central China?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings for Macao; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in South Central China, China is May, followed by February and April. 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 South Central China 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.9 in December means 70.9% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall South Central China Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 51.5°F (10.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 11 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 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in South Central China, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 57.6°F (14.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 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 South Central China to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.9°F (13.3°C) and 46.4°F (8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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