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Nanjing Weather & Best Time to Travel

Nanjing has a humid subtropical monsoon climate. It has four distinct seasons with hot summers and cold winters. The annual average temperature is 15.7°C. It has no dry seasons.

When planning a Nanjing tour, you’d better have a look at Nanjing’s weather, temperature, seasons and suggested best time to travel. Also, check the latest weather forecast of Nanjing before you start your Nanjing trip.

Nanjing Climate & Four Seasons

The spring in Nanjing is from March to May. It is warm with temperature reaching 19.7°C during the daytime. Graceful cherry blossoms unfold in a few places in downtown Nanjing.

Known as one of the three “Furnace-like City” (the other two are Chongqing and Wuhan), Nanjing is like a steaming box in summer. The average high temperatures are 31 °C and average low temperatures are 22.7 °C. Sometimes, the highest temperature can reach up to 40.0 °C. It possible, you’d better avoid traveling in Nanjing in summer.

Autumn begins in October and lasts to mid-November. It is cool and pleasant making the best time to travel Nanjing. In winter time, the temperature by day reaches 7.7°C on average falling to 0.3 °C overnight. If lucky, you could appreciate the enthralling white snow of Nanjing.

Qinhuai River Spring View

Qinhuai River Night View

Best Time to Visit Nanjing

The best time to visit ancient Nanjing is in autumn from October to November and spring from March to early June. The tourist attractions you should not miss are Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Qinhuai River, Zhonghua Gate, Presidential Palace and Xuanwu Lake etc.

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Visit Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

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