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Average climate of China

The climate of China has an average yearly temperature of 16°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 2°C and rise to 28°C.

Annually, about 552 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in China. Additionally, about 15 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit China is May, June and September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit China.

The typhoon season in China lasts from early June to late November.

Temperature 2 to 28°C
Rain 552 mm
Snow 15 cm
The climate of China
  • Average yearly temperature: 16°C
  • Highest temperature: 28°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 2°C in January and December
  • Precipitation: 552 mm per year, averaging 46 mm per month
  • Driest months: 11 mm in November, 12 mm in January and 15 mm in December
  • Wettest months: 108 mm in August, 92 mm in July and 70 mm in May
  • Snowfall: 15 cm per year

Climate table China

The climate table for China shows the average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 2 5 13 17 22 25 28 26 21 15 8 2
Nighttime temperature (°C) -12 -9 -1 3 9 13 14 14 10 4 -5 -12
Precipitation (mm) 12 25 18 38 70 53 92 108 64 46 11 15
Snowfall (cm) 2,0 4,5 2,7 1,3 0 0 0 0 0 1,4 1,6 1,2
UV Index 5 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 5
Typhoon season China Typhoon Typhoon Typhoon Typhoon Typhoon Typhoon
Best month No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No

Temperature per month in China

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in China

Temperature per month in China

Precipitation per month in China

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in China.

Precipitation per month in China

Snowfall per month in China

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters per month in China.

Snowfall per month in China

UV index per month in China

This graph shows the average UV index per month in China.

UV index per month in China

Yearly temperature in China

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in China, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in China

Yearly total precipitation in China

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in China.

Precipitation per year in China

Yearly snowfall in China

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in China, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in China

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Average weather in China per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in China and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of China, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.