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Best time to visit Qingdao, China

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The best time to visit Qingdao is September-October

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September-October is the best time to go to Qingdao.

The warmest month of the year in Qingdao is August, where the average temperature gets to around 28℃ (83℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (87℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -2℃ (29℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -6℃ (21℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Qingdao, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Qingdao falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Qingdao, 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

January

Most daylight

August

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Qingdao seasons

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

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 Qingdao 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.

Qingdao 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 Qingdao 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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Qingdao in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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

Qingdao in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Qingdao in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Qingdao 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 Qingdao is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Qingdao 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 Qingdao 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 Qingdao, 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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