The best times to visit Xianning 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.



Other Xianning Travel Info

Weather in Xianning


Average temperatures in Xianning 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 23rd 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 Xianning, 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 96.3°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.6°F (24.2°C) at night.

Xianning Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Xianning 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.

Xianning Perceived Temperature (F)


Xianning Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Xianning 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 49.3 40.8 33.3
Feb 54.5 46.1 38.6
Mar 63.9 54.1 44.8
Apr 73.9 63.5 53.5
May 82.8 72.7 63.2
Jun 87 78 70.3
Jul 93.7 83.8 75.2
Aug 92.9 82.3 74.2
Sep 86 76.1 67.9
Oct 77.7 66.5 56.7
Nov 65.8 54.9 45.7
Dec 54.2 44.4 35.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.6 4.9 0.7
Feb 12.5 7.8 3.7
Mar 17.7 12.3 7.1
Apr 23.3 17.5 11.9
May 28.2 22.6 17.3
Jun 30.6 25.6 21.3
Jul 34.3 28.8 24
Aug 33.8 27.9 23.4
Sep 30 24.5 19.9
Oct 25.4 19.2 13.7
Nov 18.8 12.7 7.6
Dec 12.3 6.9 2.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Xianning are October, December, and then September. 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 is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Xianning? 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 Xianning.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 2.3
Feb 35% 0 4.2
Mar 42% 0 7.8
Apr 35% 0 7.1
May 39% 0 11.7
Jun 39% 0 11.5
Jul 31% 0 6.5
Aug 29% 0 6.5
Sep 21% 0 3.3
Oct 15% 0 2.7
Nov 24% 0 3.8
Dec 19% 0 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 5.8
Feb 35 0 10.7
Mar 42 0 19.8
Apr 35 0 18
May 39 0 29.7
Jun 39 0 29.2
Jul 31 0 16.5
Aug 29 0 16.5
Sep 21 0 8.4
Oct 15 0 6.9
Nov 24 0 9.7
Dec 19 0 5.8


Humidity and Wind

Xianning has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (63.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.6%).

Wind in Xianning is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 2.9 knots (3.4 MPH or 5.5 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 6.6 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Feb 2.5 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Mar 2.4 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Apr 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
May 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Jun 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Sep 2.6 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Oct 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Nov 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Dec 2.2 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.7%
Feb 69.6%
Mar 67.8%
Apr 66.3%
May 68.3%
Jun 74.6%
Jul 68.1%
Aug 71.1%
Sep 71%
Oct 63.5%
Nov 67.3%
Dec 64%


Is it Safe to Travel to Xianning?

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 Xianning, 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 Xianning 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 Xianning Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.5°F (28.6°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 13 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 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Xianning, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 61.4°F (16.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Xianning to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.6°F (14.8°C) and 48.3°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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