Changsha Weather

Changsha is subjected to sub-tropical humid monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. Summer is long and hot, while winter is short and cold; spring is humid and changeable, while autumn is dry and sunny. The average annual temperature is 17.2 centigrade degree. Rainfall is abundant, with the annual precipitation at 1422 mm (56 inches).

It maintains moderate and humid climate features in the year round. Generally speaking. Summer in Changsha is very hot, while winter is the best time for traveling in Changsha. Have a look at our Changsha Tour Packages and choose your time of travel.


Spring is from March to May. The weather is very changeable with rain and humidity. There are occasional drop of temperatures to below 0 °C (32 °F). So visitors should bring warm clothes to prevent from catching cold.


Summer is from June to September. It is very hot and humid with occasional downpours. The average temperature is about 33 °C (91 °F), and sometimes it could shoot up to 40 °C (104 °F). The scorching weather and the heavy humidity make it very uncomfortable outdoors. Wear any summer clothes, such as shorts, shirts and skirts. Prepare sun protection such as sunglasses and hats, and drink lots of water.


Autumn is from October to November. It is the best time of the year to visit Changsha with very comfortable cool and dry weather. The temperature is moderate and it is suitable to see the autumn forage at Juzi Island at that time.


Winter is from December to February. Though the temperature is not low compared to cities in North China, and it seldom falls below 0 °C (32 °F), but it feels very cold with the heavy humidity. There are occasional light snowfalls. The average low and high temperature is respectively at 4 °C (39 °F) and 5 °C (52 °F) in December, 2 °C (35 °F) and 8 °C (47 °F) in January, and 3 °C (38 °F) and 9 °C (49 °F) in February. Prepare warm winter clothes such as down jackets and thick sweaters for winter.

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Changsha Climate Information by Month

Changsha Average Climate by Month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (ºC) 9 10 15 22 27 30 34 34 29 24 18 12
Low (ºC) 2 4 8 14 19 23 26 25 15 10 9 4
Rain (mm) 55.88 93.98 134.62 177.8 213.36 203.2 106.68 104.14 63.5 78.74 68.58 45.72
High (ºF) 47 49 58 70 79 86 93 93 84 74 63 52
Low (ºF) 35 38 46 57 65 73 78 77 59 49 48 39
Rain (in) 2.2 3.7 5.3 7 8.4 8 4.2 4.1 2.5 3.1 2.7 1.8

Changsha Average Monthly Temperatures

Changsha Average Monthly Temperatures

Changsha Average Monthly Precipitation (inches)

Changsha Average Monthly Precipitation

Questions and Answers About Changsha Weather

CKLee 2012-07-15
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We are plan to visit Changsa & Zhangjiajie between 23-31May next year with the group size of 700people in waves, may i know it''s a best time to go? Is there a Muslim restaurants in Changsa & Zhangjiajie?
Hi CKlee, The best time to visit Changsha and Zhangjiajie is between April and October. So May is a good time for your group tour. Yes, Muslin restaurants are available both in Changsha and Zhangjiajie. In Changsha: 清真李合盛(三王街店) 地址:天心区黄兴南路292号(三王街)公交/驾车 电话:(0731)85818076 买买提新疆小吃店 地址:芙蓉区五一大道258号 咖稀穆餐厅 地址:芙蓉区五一大道274号(曙光路口对面) 电话:(0731)84462030 清真寺餐厅 地址:雨花区回龙山清真寺 阿凡提美食城 地址:芙蓉区五一大道143号(玉楼东隔壁) 电话:(0731)82621111 In Zhangjiajie: 新疆伊斯兰大饭店 电话:0744-5613222 Do you need us to arrange a Changsha and Zhangjiajie tour for your group? Good discount will be offered to a big group. How many waves woud be and how many people in each wave? Regards Coco Coco Yang replied on 2012-07-16
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