The best times to visit Xichang for ideal weather are

March 5th to April 29th

or

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.

 

 


Other Xichang Travel Info

Weather in Xichang

Temperature

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)

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Xichang 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.

Xichang Perceived Temperature (F)

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Xichang Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 63.3 50.5 39.1
Feb 70.9 57.7 44.2
Mar 77.1 63.4 50.2
Apr 80.8 67.4 55
May 84.2 72.1 61.1
Jun 81.7 72.1 63.8
Jul 83.1 73.6 66
Aug 83.1 73 65
Sep 79.5 69.9 62.5
Oct 73.3 63.3 55.7
Nov 69 57.1 47.5
Dec 61.8 50.2 40.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.4 10.3 3.9
Feb 21.6 14.3 6.8
Mar 25.1 17.4 10.1
Apr 27.1 19.7 12.8
May 29 22.3 16.2
Jun 27.6 22.3 17.7
Jul 28.4 23.1 18.9
Aug 28.4 22.8 18.3
Sep 26.4 21.1 16.9
Oct 22.9 17.4 13.2
Nov 20.6 13.9 8.6
Dec 16.6 10.1 4.9

 


 

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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.3
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 5% 0 0.5
Apr 14% 0 1.7
May 28% 0 3.8
Jun 45% 0 9
Jul 42% 0 8.7
Aug 38% 0 7.3
Sep 34% 0 6.2
Oct 23% 0 2.7
Nov 6% 0 0.5
Dec 1% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 5 0 1.3
Apr 14 0 4.3
May 28 0 9.7
Jun 45 0 22.9
Jul 42 0 22.1
Aug 38 0 18.5
Sep 34 0 15.7
Oct 23 0 6.9
Nov 6 0 1.3
Dec 1 0 0.8

 

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.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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 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
Jan 35.1%
Feb 23.1%
Mar 24%
Apr 32.2%
May 40.2%
Jun 60%
Jul 62.9%
Aug 60.7%
Sep 62%
Oct 59%
Nov 46.6%
Dec 43.1%

 

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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 25.8 in June means 25.8% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

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.

 

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