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Best time to visit Xiamen, China

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The best time to visit Xiamen is May

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

The warmest month of the year in Xiamen is August, where the average temperature gets to around 32℃ (89℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (92℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 7℃ (45℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Xiamen are usually in July, 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 Xiamen in June – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Xiamen, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Xiamen seasons

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

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 Xiamen 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.

Xiamen 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 Xiamen 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

Xiamen in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 159mm (6") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 138mm (5") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Xiamen in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Xiamen in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Xiamen is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Xiamen 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 Xiamen is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Xiamen, 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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