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Best Time to Visit Yichang

Best time to visit Yichang is in spring and autumn, especially f April to June, and September to November. At these months, you can see the most beautiful side of this city. Winter is not suitable for travel in Yichang, because the weather is cold.

The climate of Yichang belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate. There are abundant rain and heat. It has mild climate and four distinct seasons, among which spring and autumn are longer than the other two seasons. The average amount of water is between 992.1~1404.1 mm. Abundant rainfall is mostly in the summer. A long process of precipitation occurs in June and July. It is the hot rainy season and the annual accumulated temperature is high.

The annual average temperature is 13.1℃~18℃, and due to the territory of the Xiling Yangtze River Gap and Qingjiang, Xiangxi River mountain barrier, it is warm in winter in this place. The average temperature in July is 24.1℃~ 28.8℃ and the average temperature in January is 1.7℃~ 6.5℃. in addition, the extreme maximum temperature here is 41.4 ℃, minimum temperature -15.6 ℃.

Travel to Yinchang in Spring

Yichang welcomes its early spring in March. The temperature rises quickly, the maximum temperature can reach over 20 °C, but the low temperature is still relatively low. From March to April, you need to pay attention to late spring cold.

Shennongjia Scenic Spot – visitors can pat a visit to this place since all the trees comes back to be green again. It is mainly consisted of three parts. One is the birthplace of the patriotic poet Quyuan who created the unique poetic form in Chinese culture. Another part is the hometown of the Wang Zhaojun, a famous figure in the Chinese history rank as the top four beauties. The last one is the Shennongjia Natural Reserve.

►you can take a Yangtze River Cruise. The scenery by the two sides of boat is very beautiful.
 

Travel to Yichang in Summer

Generally, hot summer lasts from June to October in Yichang. The height hot summer lasts for continuous forty days, and every day is more than 40 °C. Summer has average temperature of 22.0℃ - 29.7℃,

►The summer heat makes a lot of people not want to go out. If you travel to Yichang during this time, it is recommended to go to the suburbs, such as Shennong Stream, Three Visitors Cave or some indoor attractions, The Chinese Sturgeon Museum.
 

Travel to Yichang in Autumn

Yichang welcomes its early autumn from October, and the temperature will gradually decline. The weather is dry and sometimes the temperature will unusually reach nearly 30℃.

Three Gorges Dam – you can travel to this great work, by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. The Project calls for the construction of a concrete dam, a hydroelectric power plant and a series of locks just below the scenic Three Gorges region. It is a vital important and backbone project in harnessing and developing of the Yangtze River.


Gezhou Dam is another option for you to go. It is part of the Three Gorges Dam construction project, which is the largest hydroelectric project ever undertaken in China. s a grand project which has attracted worldwide attention, Gezhou Dam's floodgate is of great momentum when it discharges water and the bursting mighty waves and the sound of giant underwater are amazing. The environment of the floodgate is also very beautiful. It is a must-see attraction in the Yangtze River cruise.
 

Travel to Yichang in Winter

Yichang often quickly welcomes its winter from its autumn as long as the cold air down south while the temperature drops very powerfully. From the end of December to next February, Yichang is in its winter with the average temperature of 3℃- 12℃;

►you can travel to Xiling Gorge in this season, which extends from Badong County in the west to the Nanjin Pass in Yichang in the east, about 66 km long. It is the longest of the river and is entirely within Hubei Province.


Many other scenic spots composed in Xiling Gorge, Bull's Liver and Horse Lung Gorge, "Tactics Books and Sword Gorge", and "Shadow Play Gorge", "Huangling Temple", "Three Travelers' Cave", "Horse Bell Rock", Mt. Qingshi (Black Lion) in Shipai Town, Three Swords Peak at Nantuo.

Climate Data Table for Yichang

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Temperature(℃)
4
7
12
17.5
22.5
26
28.5
28
22
19
22.5
12.5
Maximum
Temperature(℃)
9
11
16
22
27
31
33
32
28
23
17
11
Minimum
Temperature(℃)
1
3
8
13
18
22
24
24
20
15
9
4
Rainfall (mm)
23
33
59
97
131
153
218
182
113
80
47
21


Here we provide some advices according to seasons:
Spring & Autumn: light jacket or windbreaker, jeans and T-shirts. Bring a sweater and waterproof coat with hat in case of rain showers.
Summer: cotton T-shirts, shorts, sandals, a hat/cap, sunglasses and suntan lotions. Rainwear in case of thunderstorms.
Winter: Sweaters, jeans, long-sleeve shirts, long underwear. Warm, wind and water-proof coat for early morning and in case of rain.
In all seasons we suggest you bring appropriate footwear; thongs for showering, formal shoes or high-heels for Dinner, good walking shoes or sturdy sneakers for going ashore.