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Guangdong Climate & Weather

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Guangdong has tropical and subtropical monsoon climate with long time summer and abundant rainfall. The Leizhou Peninsula is in the tropical zone. Since Guangdong province is located in the low latitude area and faces the South China Sea, it has tropical and subtropical climates.

The months between April and September are the rainy seasons, with an annual average rainfall of 1,500-2,000mm. The Pearl River Delta is where "there is no snow in three winters and flowers blossom all year around". The annual average temperature is about22.3℃; and the average temperature in January is between 16℃ and 19℃, while in July is about 28℃.


Tips for Guangdong Weather
• Best season to visit Guangdong
The best time to travel in Guangdong is in spring and winter, especially March, December to February. It doesn’t rain frequently in spring in Guangdong. The average temperature is 23℃. Summer is extremely long and hot in Guangdong. The highest temperature can reach 33℃. Summer and autumn in Guangdong are both typhoon seasons. The average temperature in autumn is about 23℃. Winter is cool but not cold in Guangdong. The average temperature of the whole winter is about 17℃.

• Clothes for travelling
The temperature of spring in Guangdong rises a lot, so it’s better to wear your thin coat or sweater. Summer and autumn are both typhoon and rainy seasons, so rain gear is needed if you are going to have your Guangdong Tours in these two seasons. Autumn is mild in Guangdong; you just need to put on your sweater and light outerwear. Though winter is not cold in Guangdong, you had better take your overcoat for the diverse weather.

• Avoid Peak Holidays
It is not a good idea to travel in China during Chinese holidays when huge numbers of Chinese people are travelling around. The busiest three national holidays in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival is an especially crowded time to travel. The advantage of being in China at this time is that you will get the opportunity to experience "first hand" the significance of these celebrations in Chinese culture.

• Other Tips
If you are traveling to grassland or plateau in Guangdong, pay attention that the climate there changes a lot in morning and night. Please bring enough clothes, put on tourist shoes or soft shoes for horseback riding or mountaineering, wear your trousers, wear gloves, etc…

In case of emergency (earthquake, fire, hurricanes and other natural disasters), please don't be panic; stay calm and judge the situation. Pay attention to the local weather early warning report, also tourists should improve the sense of self-protection.

You need to understand the local climate and temperature before you enjoying your Guangdong Tours, so that you can carry the corresponding equipments (such as an umbrella, sun hat, sunglasses, etc…) and prepare the corresponding clothing and self-needed drugs.

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