January in Chongqing is cold but not freezing because the temperature seldom drops blow zero. The average temperature during the day changes from 5 °C (41 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F). The temperature may get much lower and can decrease to almost 2 °C (35.6 °F). In January, the sunshine appears infrequently, as it often rains and is cloudy outside. Snow even falls lightly sometimes.
We recommended that you wear an overcoat and thick jeans when you go outside to keep from catching a cold.
Chinese New Year often comes in late January. This time of the year may be the best for experiencing authentic Chinese culture, and it is also the peak travel season. Train and flight tickets are difficult to book, so consider not traveling during this time of the year. See our website and ask us to help you design your own trip to Chongqing.