The best times to visit Taiyuan for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Taiyuan Travel Guide
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Weather in Taiyuan
Average temperatures in Taiyuan vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Taiyuan, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.4°F (18.6°C) at night.
Taiyuan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Taiyuan 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.
Taiyuan Perceived Temperature (F)
Taiyuan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Taiyuan 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 Taiyuan are December, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Taiyuan? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Taiyuan is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Taiyuan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Taiyuan (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
Taiyuan has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (25.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (57.4%).
Wind in Taiyuan is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.8 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Taiyuan.
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||4.1||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||13.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.4||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|May||6.2||Light breeze||14.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.7||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.5||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.7||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.9||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Taiyuan?
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 Taiyuan, China is August, followed by May and June. 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 Taiyuan in October. 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 Taiyuan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 45.9°F (7.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Taiyuan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 43.7°F (6.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Taiyuan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.4°F (9.1°C) and 35°F (1.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.