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Best time to visit Hangzhou, China

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The best time to visit Hangzhou is September

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Hangzhou such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September is the best time of year to go.

The warmest month of the year in Hangzhou is July, where the average temperature gets to around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (96℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -2℃ (29℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Hangzhou in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Hangzhou falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

July

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Hangzhou seasons

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

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 Hangzhou 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.

Hangzhou 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 Hangzhou 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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NOV
DEC

Hangzhou in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 135mm (5") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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

Hangzhou in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Hangzhou in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hangzhou 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 Hangzhou is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Hangzhou is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Hangzhou is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hangzhou, 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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