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Best time to visit Chongqing, China

Our verdict

The best time to visit Chongqing is September-October

Chongqing can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September-October is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Chongqing can rise as high as 37℃ (99℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 1℃ (33℉) at night.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Chongqing when the days are longest, you should visit in July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Chongqing in June – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Chongqing, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Chongqing seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chongqing as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chongqing 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 Chongqing

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 Chongqing 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.

Chongqing 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 Chongqing 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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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Chongqing in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Chongqing in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Chongqing in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Chongqing in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chongqing 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.


Chongqing in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 17 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chongqing 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.


Chongqing in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Chongqing in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chongqing in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Chongqing in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chongqing in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Chongqing in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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

Chongqing in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Chongqing in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chongqing in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Chongqing in December

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chongqing is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chongqing is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chongqing is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chongqing, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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