Chengdu Weather & Seasons
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is located at the western edge of Sichuan Basin and sits on the Chengdu Plain. It has humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is about 16 °C.
Please pay attention that the weather in other cities or towns of Sichuan like Emeishan, Jiuzhaigou are much different from the weather in Chengdu. If you want to travel further in Sichuan, please check the latest weather forecast and prepare enough clothes to go with. If you are not sure what to bring, just feel free to ask our travel consultants and they will give you useful suggestions.
Chengdu Climate & Four Seasons
Chengdu actually has “an early spring, a hot humid summer, a cool autumn, and a warm and dry winter”. The hottest months are July and August with the highest temperature reaching 37 °C. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperature sometimes dropping to 3.6°C.
During the spring time, the temperature climb reaching 21.3°C generally in the afternoon and falling to 12.7 °C overnight. Autumn temperature achieves average highs of 20.4°C during the day and lows of 14 °C after sunrise.
Jinli Ancient Street
Best Time to Visit Chengdu
The best time to travel to Chengdu is in Spring and Autumn and the best months are March, April, May, September and October.
During these seasons, travelers could go around Chengdu city and extend to see Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong Valley etc. As for the giant panda, travelers could visit them all the year around in Chengdu and Bifengxia Panda Base.
Important Festivals in Chengdu
Grand Temple Fair: during Spring Festival, held in Wuhou Memorial Temple, Jinli Old Street;
Lantern Festival: during Spring Festival, held in Tazishan Park;
Dujiangyan Water Releasing Festival: on the 5th of April every year in Dujiangyan Irrigation System;
South China Snow and Ice Festival: during January to March in Xiling Snow Mountain.
If you are fascinated by the local customs and festivals, you could your best time to travel Chengdu.
Travel Jiuzhaigou Valley in Autumn
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