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Best time to visit Suzhou, China

Our verdict

The best time to visit Suzhou is May

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

In summer, the temperature in Suzhou can rise as high as 35℃ (95℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -2℃ (28℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Suzhou, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. 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 Suzhou in July. Head over there in October instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Suzhou, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

August

Suzhou seasons

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

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 Suzhou 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.

Suzhou 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 Suzhou 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Suzhou in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Suzhou in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Suzhou in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (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 Suzhou 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 Suzhou is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Suzhou 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 Suzhou 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 Suzhou, 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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