The best times to visit Xichang for ideal weather are
March 5th to April 29th
October 1st to November 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Xichang Travel Guide
Other Xichang Travel Info
Weather in Xichang
Average temperatures in Xichang vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Xichang, the hottest months are July, August, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.5°F (19.2°C) at night.
Xichang Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Xichang 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.
Xichang Perceived Temperature (F)
Xichang Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Xichang 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 Xichang are February, 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 early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Xichang? 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 Xichang.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Xichang (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
Xichang has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (23.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (62.9%).
Wind in Xichang is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 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 February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Xichang.
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||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.4||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.9||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.8||Barely noticeable||5.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Xichang?
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 Xichang, China is January, followed by September and March. 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 Xichang in June. 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 Xichang Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 75°F (23.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 12 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Xichang, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Xichang to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75°F (23.9°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.