The best times to visit Suzhou for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th

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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Weather in Suzhou

Temperature

Average temperatures in Suzhou 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 31st 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 Suzhou, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.6°F (27°C) at night.

Suzhou Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Suzhou Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Suzhou Perceived Temperature (F)

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Suzhou Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Suzhou 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan46.540.733.8
Feb49.744.137.8
Mar58.151.143.4
Apr67.860.351.7
May78.170.763
Jun81.375.870.8
Jul91.184.878.8
Aug89.683.678.4
Sep81.876.671.6
Oct73.767.861.1
Nov62.856.749.2
Dec50.944.637.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8.14.81
Feb9.86.73.2
Mar14.510.66.3
Apr19.915.710.9
May25.621.517.2
Jun27.424.321.6
Jul32.829.326
Aug3228.725.8
Sep27.724.822
Oct23.219.916.2
Nov17.113.79.6
Dec10.572.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Suzhou are October, December, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Suzhou? 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 Suzhou.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan17%02.1
Feb30%03.5
Mar28%03.7
Apr26%03.7
May19%03.4
Jun32%09.8
Jul26%06.2
Aug33%09.2
Sep26%04.5
Oct13%03.7
Nov19%02.5
Dec15%02.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1705.3
Feb3008.9
Mar2809.4
Apr2609.4
May1908.6
Jun32024.9
Jul26015.7
Aug33023.4
Sep26011.4
Oct1309.4
Nov1906.4
Dec1505.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Suzhou has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (55.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (72.2%).

Wind in Suzhou is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by August and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 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 early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.2Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Feb5.6Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze
Mar6Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Apr6.1Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
May6Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Jun5.4Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Jul5.9Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
Aug6.1Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Sep5.7Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Oct5.1Light breeze8.3Gentle breeze
Nov5Light breeze8.1Gentle breeze
Dec5.3Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57%
Feb62.8%
Mar56.7%
Apr55.8%
May56.8%
Jun72.2%
Jul64.7%
Aug67.7%
Sep66.6%
Oct59.4%
Nov60.7%
Dec55.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Suzhou?

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 Suzhou, China is March, followed by June and October. 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 Suzhou 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

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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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.1 in December means 54.1% of the tourists vs. March.


Overall Suzhou Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 51.7°F (10.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Suzhou, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 57.9°F (14.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Suzhou to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.3°F (12.4°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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