Chengdu, where it is located

The climate of Chengdu is temperate, with relatively cold winters, and hot, muggy and rainy summers. Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan Province and is located in southwestern China, at a fairly low latitude (at the 30th parallel), but also in a vast continental zone, 1,100 kilometers (685 miles) away from the sea, 500 meters (1,650 feet) above sea level, and a short distance from the mountains, so it is quite cold in winter, while in summer, it is not as hot as nearby Chongqing (which is famous for being a hot city).
Here are the average temperatures.
Chengdu - Average temperatures
Min (°C)35813172122221915104
Max (°C)91216222728303026211611
Min (°F)374146556370727266595039
Max (°F)485461728182868679706152

Precipitation amounts to 855 mm (34 in) per year; the only rainy season is from May to September, while in the rest of the year the rains are usually light. However, the sky is often cloudy, even when it is not raining. Here is the average rainfall.
Chengdu - Average precipitation

Winter, from December to February, is not very cold on average, in fact, the average January temperature is 6 °C (43 °F). However, there may be cold periods, with temperatures remaining around 5 °C (41 °F) even during the day, and possibile light snowfalls. In any case, the sky is often cloudy.

Spring, from March to May, is initially mild, and becomes gradually warmer and rainier, with the first heat thunderstorms and the first summer-like days in May, and sometimes already in April.

Summer, from June to mid-September, is hot and sultry, even if the peaks of other Chinese cities are not reached. However, there can be very hot periods, especially in July and August, with highs around 36/37 °C (97/99 °F) and tropical nights. Rainfall occurs in the form of showers or thunderstorm, but the sky can be cloudy even when it doesn't rain.

Autumn, from mid-September to November, is initially mild, and gradually becomes cooler, and then quite cold at night by November. After the last thunderstorms of September, the rains become weak.


The amount of sunshine in Chengdu is poor or insufficient for most of the year; however, the sunniest period (albeit slightly) runs from April to August, with a peak precisely in August. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Chengdu - Sunshine

Best Time

The best times to visit Chengdu are spring and autumn, especially from late March to mid-May, and from mid-September to early November.
Those who can stand the heat can also choose the summer.