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Best time to visit Guangzhou, China

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The best time to visit Guangzhou is September

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

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 34℃ (92℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (44℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Guangzhou, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Guangzhou in May. Head over there in December instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Guangzhou, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

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Guangzhou seasons

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

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 Guangzhou 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.

Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou 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
NOV
DEC

Guangzhou in January

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 189mm (7") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 148mm (6") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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

Guangzhou in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in November

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Guangzhou in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Guangzhou is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Guangzhou 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 Guangzhou is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Guangzhou, 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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