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Best time to visit Dali, China

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The best time to visit Dali is October

Want to know when to travel to Dali? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, October is the best time to go to Dali. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the temperature in Dali can rise as high as 26℃ (79℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -2℃ (29℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Dali are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Dali in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

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

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Dali seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Dali

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 Dali 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.

Dali 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 Dali 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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Dali in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in February

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dali in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Dali in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 182mm (7") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 150mm (6") over 30 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 27 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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

Dali in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Dali in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dali is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (75℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dali is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dali 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 Dali, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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