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Chengdu Weather in May

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Weather: May is mild and warm, and occasionally hot. It is excellent touring weather. The average high temperature is 26 °C (79 °F), and the average low temperature is 17 °C (63 °F). It rains more during May (15 days of the month), and is quite humid. 

Clothing: Summer clothes like T-shirts are appropriate, but also bring a light coat or a sweater for the occasional coolness. If you go outdoors, take an umbrella in case it rains.

Things to Do

The Dragon Boat Games in Xinjin may fall in late May or June depending on the year. Enjoy the exciting sport and the local customs of the Dragon Boat Festival during the fine weather.

Dujiangyan: This is an amazing feat of engineering that was created in 256 BC. That was 2,270 years ago! It is still used. It's now a UNESCO Heritage site. It transformed China by helping to make Chengdu the grain basket of China. It is one of Chengdu's top 5 favorite foreign tourist spots;

Four Girls Mountain: If you have the time and desire to enjoy some hiking and natural scenery, then these peaks in Sichuan are an option. These mountains have become one of China's top hiking areas.

Peak Tourist Season

May is a peak month for Chengdu's tourism business, especially around the National Labor Day holiday. These public holidays usually are the first three days of May, and the city gets quite crowded. Hotel room prices may be higher than usual, and transportation is also busier with train and flight tickets difficult to purchase. If you plan to visit around May 1, make your arrangements in advance and we can help you get discounted room rates and tickets.

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Further Reading

Chengdu Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
May   1 75 °F 23.89 °C 59 °F 15 °C
May   2 75 °F 23.89 °C 59 °F 15 °C
May   3 76 °F 24.44 °C 59 °F 15 °C
May   4 76 °F 24.44 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
May   5 76 °F 24.44 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
May   6 76 °F 24.44 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
May   7 77 °F 25 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
May   8 77 °F 25 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
May   9 77 °F 25 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
May   10 77 °F 25 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
May   11 78 °F 25.56 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
May   12 78 °F 25.56 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
May   13 78 °F 25.56 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
May   14 78 °F 25.56 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
May   15 78 °F 25.56 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
May   16 79 °F 26.11 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
May   17 79 °F 26.11 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
May   18 79 °F 26.11 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
May   19 79 °F 26.11 °C 63 °F 17.22 °C
May   20 79 °F 26.11 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
May   21 79 °F 26.11 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
May   22 79 °F 26.11 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
May   23 80 °F 26.67 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
May   24 80 °F 26.67 °C 64 °F 17.78 °C
May   25 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   26 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   27 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   28 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   29 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   30 80 °F 26.67 °C 65 °F 18.33 °C
May   31 80 °F 26.67 °C 66 °F 18.89 °C

Chengdu Climate Information by Month