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Xiamen Climate & Weather

Briefing
Located in the subtropical zone, Xiamen belongs to maritime climate, warm and rainy. It is like spring all the year round with an annual average temperature of 21 °C, without hot summers and cold winters, February is the coolest, with an average temperature of 12 °C; August is the hottest, with an average temperature of 28 °C.

Much of the climate in Xiamen is influenced by its coastal setting and the hottest and sunniest weather falls between July and September, when temperatures are between 25°C to 30°C and the beaches quickly fill up. Xiamen boasts an average of more than six hours of sunshine each day, meaning that there is usually plenty to go around, whatever the time of year.

The typhoon season runs from July to September. Xiamen’s lush foliage, colourful flowers, gentle breezes and plentiful sunshine can be enjoyed year-round. The combination of a clean environment, picturesque scenery and near-ideal climate conditions has led to Xiamen ranking in the top 10 of China’s most habitable cities

Characters of the four season in Xiamen
* Spring, both by humidity and percentage of sunshine, is the dampest season. 

* Summer and autumn are marked by comparatively sunny conditions, while autumn is warm and dry.

* During the winter months of November to February, the temperatures in Xiamen stay much higher than more northerly parts of China, rarely dropping below 10°C and usually staying much higher.

* The rainfall duration is from May to August every year with force 3-4 wind which is usually the northeast wind. Due to the differences in temperature and air current on the Pacific Pcean, typhoons affect Xiamen four to five times a year, mainly from July to September.

Climate Data Table for Xiamen

              Month
Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(℃)
18
17
20
24
27
30
34
32
32
29
25
21
minimum
temperature
(℃)
9
9
11
15
20
23
25
25
23
20
16
12
Rainfall (mm)
35/40
75/80
90/95
140/145
160/165
190/195
140/145
150/155
110/115
25/30
30/35
20/25


Tip for Xiamen Weather
Best time to visit Xiamen
Xiamen is suitable for travel all the year round, and the best travel season is from April to November every year.

Usually, spring and autumn are tow golden seasons to Xiamen. The sunny spring days make your Xiamen tours pleasant. The autumn of Xiamen is cozy and agreeable. On annual October, tourists at Xiamen would have a good opportunity to taste the famous dark dragon tea at the best time. Moreover, the special activity about moon cake on Mid-Autumn Festival is just carrying on. Travelers will enjoy themselves to taste delicious moon cake, try good quality scented tea while savoring the flavor of Xiamen’s autumn.

Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
Try to plan your Xiamen tour by avoiding the peak holidays. Because of the Chinese tourists, those attractions become more crowded in these periods.

The most crowded seasons 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 and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for traveling.


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