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Guizhou Climate & Weather

BriefingGuizhou belongs to the humid subtropics monsoon climatic region. Its average annual rainfall ranges from 100 to 130 cm. The perennial relative humidity is over 70% and the frost-free period lasts about 270 days. The climate here is moist. The temperature changes slightly. It’s really pleasant that the weather is often warm in winter and cool in summer. The average temperature throughout the year in Guizhou is normally within 10℃ to 20℃. However, the climate is unstable. The local people always say, “There is different weather only within ten miles”. Moreover, different types of disastrous weather sometimes occur, including drought, the autumn wind, and hail. They all do harm to agricultural productivity.

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Tips for Guizhou Weather
• Best season to visit Guizhou

The best time to travel in Guizhou is in spring and autumn, especially the late March to May, and September to mid-October. Spring (March to May) in Guizhou is rainy season. Summer in Guizhou is not too hot, and the air isn’t dry. The hottest month July has a temperature changing from 22 ℃ to 25 ℃. Autumn is mild and pleasant in Guizhou, but still has rainy days. Winter is the longest season among the four seasons in Guizhou. It is not too cold, and the coldest month January has a temperature varies from 3 ℃ to 6℃.

• Clothes for travelling
If your choose to have your Guizhou Tour in May, the weather is cold in the morning and evening, but hot at noon in this month, tourists had better take your thin coats of Long-sleeved Tees. Generally, people can dress their T-shirt in summer season in Guizhou, while you need to put on your thick coats or sweaters in winter.

• 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
Guizhou is strongly influence by monsoon, and the changes in temperature airflow is frequent, don't forget to bring your umbrella before enjoying your Guizhou Tours.

Guizhou belongs to the sub-high altitude, having no strong plateau response.

Most scenic spots in Guizhou are mountain areas which have large temperature difference in the morning and evening; tourists need to pay more attention to keep warm.