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.
South Central China Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Central China (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
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.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Central China?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 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 22, 2019.
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
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.