Best time to visit Chongqing

The best time to visit Chongqing is in April, May, October, November each year. Known as the capital of fog and the city of mountain, Chongqing is always in rainy or foggy days in rest time of the year.
 
 
The annual average temperature in Chongqing is 18.7 °C (66 °F).
The coldest average temperature is 5 °C (41 °F) in Jan.
The hottest average temperature is 35 °C (95 °F) in Aug.
The driest month is Jan when on balance 17 mm (0.7 in) of rain
The wettest month is Jun when on balance 182 mm (7.2 in) of rain
The average sunshine time in Jan is 1.5 hours per day
The average sunshine time in Aug is 7.2 hours per day

Travel to Chongqing in Spring

Spring in Chongqing (Mar - May) is a recommended time to go. Early March is still in a late winter season and most of the days are cold and foggy. The cold air will easily to cause you to catch a cold so be careful about the wet and frozen air there.
 
Still need to carry some thick clothes because the early spring is still cold enough
April and May are two best months to have a Yangtze River Cruise. You can check about the cruise schedule
 

Travel to Chongqing in Summer

Summer in Chongqing (Jun to Aug) is hot and wet. And because of Chongqing’s mountainous area, it may be the wettest place in China during the summer time. An average August temperature of 28.0 °C and highs of 34 to 35 °C in the city centre.
 
Clothes to pack - light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and sandals
Other necessary equipment to protect yourself from summer heat - an umbrella, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion
Summer is a high season to have Yantze River Cruise
 

Travel to Chongqing in Autumn

Autumn in Chongqing (Sep to Nov) is not as cool as some parts of China. You will still get hot during the sunny days from Sep to Mid-Oct.
 
Recommend you to have a visit to the Ciqikou Ancient Town, it is really an interesting town with most original custom of the ancient Chongqing.
 

Travel to Chongqing in Winter

Winter in Chongqing (Dec to Feb) cold and frozen because it is a city near the Yangtze River.December will be cold in Chongqing, with the temperature at about 5~8C.
 
Winter thick coats such as down jacket and woollen sweater.
Winter is the driest season in Chongqing so do some preparations for the dry days in Chongqing
 

Climate Data Table for Chongqing

                 Month
  Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(℃)
12
13.8
16.9
23.2
27.8
30.2
33.2
34.8
28.4
22.3
17.0
12.5
minimum
temperature
(℃)
4.8
7.7
11.0
15.2
18.6
21.8
25.6
25.4
21.3
16.5
11.6
7.9
Rainfall (mm)
20.2
21.4
36.6
105.4
153.1
170.8
175.5
154.7
128.4
93.2
46.6
25.6
Days of rainfall
10.2
10.8
12.1
15.6
16.9
16.7
12.1
11.2
14.2
15.0
12.3
10.2
 

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