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Chengdu Weather in December

Weather: December is cold during the daytime and very cold at night. The average high temperature is around 11 °C (52 °F), and the average low temperature is 5 °C (41 °F). December is the driest month in Chengdu with only 5 mm of total rainfall, but it's not as dry as some big northern Chinese cities in winter. It may snow in the mountains, and the sun rarely shines. See the current weather and forecast>>

Clothing: Bring warm clothing like a thick sweater and an overcoat if you plan to be outside for a long time. Also wear gloves and a hat or scarf to avoid catching a cold.

Things to Do

Many tourist attractions are not at their best during December, but you can go to Xiling Snow Mountain and Longchi Forest Park to see the beautiful snowy scenery. Xiling's ski season generally starts in January.

panda breeding and research centre  deliciousA giant panda in the Panda Reserve.

For Panda Lovers: The Panda Reserve is the top spot in China to see pandas. It is among the top three favorite places tourists and their children like. Adults and children like to cuddle with the big teddy bear creatures. It is a big place to walk around in, so bring a coat if it is a chilly day.

The red pandas might fascinate you. They are bigger than cats, but smaller than the big black and white ones, and they are beautiful. These are creatures you may never have seen on TV or video.

Keep warm enjoying the local hot cuisine: Perhaps it is the gloomy cold weather that inspired Sichuan-style cuisine. An excellent way to keep warm with friends and family is to enjoy a hot pot soup with ingredients you choose and add yourself. You can follow the waiter or waitresses advice, or you can concoct a creation of your very own.

Low travel season:

December is low travel season. Few tourists come to the city, and discounts on hotel rooms and flights are easy to obtain.

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Chengdu Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
December   1 55 °F 12.78 °C 43 °F 6.11 °C
December   2 55 °F 12.78 °C 43 °F 6.11 °C
December   3 54 °F 12.22 °C 43 °F 6.11 °C
December   4 54 °F 12.22 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
December   5 54 °F 12.22 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
December   6 54 °F 12.22 °C 42 °F 5.56 °C
December   7 53 °F 11.67 °C 41 °F 5 °C
December   8 53 °F 11.67 °C 41 °F 5 °C
December   9 53 °F 11.67 °C 41 °F 5 °C
December   10 52 °F 11.11 °C 41 °F 5 °C
December   11 52 °F 11.11 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
December   12 52 °F 11.11 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
December   13 52 °F 11.11 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
December   14 51 °F 10.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   15 51 °F 10.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   16 51 °F 10.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   17 50 °F 10 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   18 50 °F 10 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   19 50 °F 10 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   20 50 °F 10 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   21 49 °F 9.44 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   22 49 °F 9.44 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   23 49 °F 9.44 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   24 48 °F 8.89 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   25 48 °F 8.89 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   26 48 °F 8.89 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   27 48 °F 8.89 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   28 47 °F 8.33 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   29 47 °F 8.33 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   30 47 °F 8.33 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   31 47 °F 8.33 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C

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