Dalian Weather

Located by the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea, Dalian has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate with ocean climate features. It is the warmest city in Northeast China. The weather is pleasant with four distinct seasons, and the summer is not too hot, winter not too cold. The yearly average temperature is 10 °C (50 °F). The hottest month is August, with average temperature at 25 °C (77 °F), and the coldest month is January, with average temperature at -5 °C (23 °F). The annual precipitation of Dalian is 1000 mm (39 inches), and 60-70% of the rainfall is concentrated in summer, with frequent rainstorms and night rainfalls.

Dalian is suitable for traveling all year round, though the peak period is from May to October. During this period there are many festivals, such as Dalian International Fashion Festival in September and Dalian Beer Festival in August. Have a look at our Dalian Tours and choose your time of travel.

Spring

Spring is from March to May. The weather warms up quickly from winter. The average temperature is about 15 °C (59 °F). It is generally dry and clear. Prepare jacket, sweater, long-sleeve shirt and long pants.

Summer

Summer is from June to September. It is the rainy season, with hot and humid weather. It is relatively cooler than cities in South China. The hottest month is August, with average temperature at 25 °C (77 °F). There are only a few days when the highest temperature hits 34 °C (93 °F). This is also the high tourist season, with many festivals and events, such as Dalian Import and Export Fair in May, Dalian Beer Festival in August and Dalian International Fashion Festival in September. Since summer is the rainy season, there are frequent rainfalls, most of which happen at night. Prepare any summer clothes, such as shorts, skirts, T-shirts, sandals, hats, sunglasses, and umbrella.

Autumn

Autumn is from October to November. It quickly becomes dry, cool and clear. The average low and high temperature is respectively at 11 °C (52 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F) in October, and 3 °C (38 °F) and 11 °C (51 °F) in November. Prepare jacket, sweater and jeans.

Winter

Winter is from December to early March. It is cold, dry and windy, with occasional snow. Dalian is a relatively warmer place in Northeast China. The average low and high temperature is respectively at -4 °C (25 °F) and 3 °C (38 °F) in December, -7 °C (19 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F) in January, and -6 °C (22 °F) and 2 °C (35 °F) in February. During the Spring Festival around February, there are lantern shows and firecracker festival held in Dalian. Prepare warm winter clothes, such as down jacket, thick sweater and gloves.

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Dalian Climate Information by Month

Dalian Average Climate by Month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (ºC) 0 2 8 15 22 25 28 29 25 19 11 4
Low (ºC) -7 -5 0 7 13 18 22 23 18 12 4 -3
Rain (mm) 10.16 7.62 12.7 30.48 45.72 68.58 167.64 142.24 68.58 33.02 22.86 12.7
High (ºF) 32 35 45 59 70 77 82 83 77 66 51 38
Low (ºF) 19 22 32 44 55 64 71 72 64 52 38 25
Rain (in) 0.4 0.3 0.5 1.2 1.8 2.7 6.6 5.6 2.7 1.3 0.9 0.5

Dalian Average Monthly Temperatures

Dalian Average Monthly Temperatures

Dalian Average Monthly Precipitation (inches)

Dalian Average Monthly Precipitation

Questions and Answers About Dalian Weather

Prashant Saxena 2012-09-04
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I m planning a trip to Dalian with my wife and 2 young sons( age 4 years and 2 years), i want to come in October 3rd week, Can u please advise me if the weather will b too cold to come than? also please advise me if there r any Indian Restaurents in Dalian,thanks a lot.

Hi Prashant, the weather in Dalian in October is comfortable with average temperature 16 °C (60.8 °F). It's easy to get cold when the temperature decreases, so please prepare warm clothes especially for the children.

Indian Restaurents in Dalian please check here:http://www.islamichina.com/halal/index.php?cityid=40&manage=2

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-05
sammy 2012-04-29
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how could be weather on 12 may, during marathon tournament
Dear sammy, You may feel cool during the daytime as the average high temperature is about 13 ℃. You'd better bring some long-sleeve shirts and jeans there. The temperature may fall down at night, so a coat to keep away from the cold is necessary. You could obtain more information from the website http://www.chinahighlights.com/dalian/weather/may.htm. Hope it helps. Candice Song replied on 2012-05-02
Tom Vegas 2011-06-24
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Hi sir or madam, How is the weather between Dalian and Hainan? and which is between the two better to live? thanks so much
It is hard to say which city is better for live. But i am happy to introduce each for you: Haikou , the capital city of Hainan Province, has 1.76 million poluation in 2007. It locates in the low-latitude tropical northern edge of a tropical oceanic monsoon climate, warm and dry spring and more dry, hot and rainy summer, more typhoons and storms, cool and comfortable when the autumn rain and winter drought has hit with an array of cold air flow. The average number of more than 2000 hours of sunshine, and the annual average temperature of 23.8 ℃ (Extreme highest temperature in Aug reached 39 ℃, the lowest in Jan. droped to 5℃). Dalin, an important coastal port city in Liaoning Province, the province's second largest city, is the main external gateway of Northeast China; Northeast Asia is an important international shipping center, an international logistics center, a regional financial center. It has 6.13 million population (2008). Dalian is the world-famous summer resort north temperate continental monsoon climate, is the warmest place in Northeast China. The annual average temperature is 10 ℃, 30 ℃ daily maximum temperature exceeded the number of days only 10 to 12 days in Aug., January is the coldest average temperature of -5 ℃, extreme minimum temperatures can reach -21 ℃ or so. 60% -70% of the rainfall concentrated in summer, more rain, rain and rainy night than day. Karen Karen Yang replied on 2011-06-24
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