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Best time to visit Chengdu, China

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The best time to visit Chengdu is September-October

If you’re looking to travel to Chengdu for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Chengdu is September-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Chengdu can rise to a maximum of 33℃ (91℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (37℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Chengdu when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Chengdu usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Chengdu, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Chengdu seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chengdu as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chengdu is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Chengdu

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chengdu for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chengdu climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chengdu for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
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DEC

Chengdu in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chengdu in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chengdu in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chengdu in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chengdu in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chengdu in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chengdu in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 152mm (6") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Chengdu in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Chengdu in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Chengdu in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chengdu in November

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chengdu in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chengdu in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chengdu is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chengdu is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chengdu is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chengdu, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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