Guangzhou Weather in January

Weather: January is the coldest month in Guangzhou, but as a city located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Guangzhou has moderate, cool and dry weather in winter. Average low and high temperatures are 10 °C (50 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F) in January. There is about 49 mm of total rainfall. See the current weather and forecast>>

Clothing: A long sleeve shirt and a sweater or jacket are enough. When it rains, it feels damp, and an umbrella might be useful. Though you might feel like wearing a coat sometimes, on some sunny days it is so warm that it won't seem like winter to you.

Things to Do

Winter is one of the best times of the year to visit Guangzhou. Unlike cities in North China, Guangzhou has flowers blooming everywhere in the city in January. Guangzhou is sometimes called the "Flower City" in China for its blooming gardens all the year round.

Guangzhou's Spring Festival flower fairs are the highlight of the holidays. The flower fairs usually start three days before the Spring Festival, and events climax on the Eve. Folk artists perform, and local artists also demonstrate and sell their paintings and calligraphy works at the fairs. The major flower fairs in Guangzhou are the Xihu Flower Fair, the Donghu Flower Fair, the Liwan Flower Fair, and the Tianhe Flower Fair.

Guangzhou is one of the five best cities in China for Chinese New Year, which falls in January for about 1/3 of years.

Fireworks and more: Have fun with fireworks, try holiday food and snacks, buy tourist souvenirs, and experience the customs. On the New Year's Eve, a public display explodes over the Pearl River downtown.

Enjoy a Pearl River Cruise: Dine, see the highlights, and during Chinese New Year, see the fireworks. The river is lit up, and see one of the world's tallest towers along the river.

January is generally low travel season.

But if Chinese New Year falls in January or early February, expect crowds at the airport and train stations. Expect high rates for hotel rooms and greater difficulty reserving flights and train tickets. Book in advance, and we can help you get discounted rooms and tickets.

Guangzhou Tours

China Highlights offers Guangzhou tour packages, or we can tailor-make a tour to suit your needs. Our tours are developed through years of experience and customer feedback. They are reasonably priced.

Further Reading

Guangzhou Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

DateAverage HighAverage Low
January 166 °F18.89 °C50 °F10 °C
January 266 °F18.89 °C50 °F10 °C
January 366 °F18.89 °C50 °F10 °C
January 466 °F18.89 °C50 °F10 °C
January 566 °F18.89 °C50 °F10 °C
January 665 °F18.33 °C50 °F10 °C
January 765 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 865 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 965 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1065 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1165 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1265 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1365 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1465 °F18.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1564 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1664 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1764 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1864 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 1964 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2064 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2164 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2264 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2364 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2464 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2564 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2664 °F17.78 °C49 °F9.44 °C
January 2764 °F17.78 °C50 °F10 °C
January 2864 °F17.78 °C50 °F10 °C
January 2964 °F17.78 °C50 °F10 °C
January 3064 °F17.78 °C50 °F10 °C
January 3164 °F17.78 °C50 °F10 °C

Guangzhou Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Guangzhou Weather in January

Zuhair 2014-01-04
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I will be visiting 10 jan 2014 to buy building materials to export the materials to saudi arabia will i be able to buy the material during this period and where can i find reasonable hotel with muslim restuarants near by please advice if shops and wholesale market will be opened .thanks
Hi Zuhair, all shops will be open during your stay in Guangzhou. So there is no problme to purchase the goods you want. I don't have the information for hotel with  muslim restuarants but you can find hotel and  muslim restuarants separately from our website at and  Simon Huang replied on 2014-01-04
Rozie 2013-01-08
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Hello. I''m going to guangzhou on 16/1/2013.. Can u suggest where can I find good cotton material and also halal food restaurant nearby.TQ

Hi Rozie, for shopping in Guangzhou, please check here:

and restaurants here:

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-09
Razi 2013-01-04
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How long is the trip by train to Shenzen from Tianhe Guangzhou, and how much is the fare? Return ticket prefered.Thank you.
The train leaves every 30 minutes from Guangzhou railway station to Shenzhen railway station (druation of 1.5 hours), price is around CNY60-100 per person. Guangzhou Tianhe Bus Staion also runs express bus service to Shenzhen, avaible every 10 minutes (price from CNY55-75 per person), there are more than 10 destations, so please make sure you get on the right bus ahead. Karen Karen Yang replied on 2013-01-04
Selva 2012-12-13
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Visiting Guangzhou jan 8 to 11th..looking for reasonable hotel with in-room wifi .also planning to stay near pharmaceutical and medical related areas.Thanks.

Hi Selva, I recommend the Ocean Hotel Guangzhou to you.

  • Location: Guangzhou East Railway Station
  • Address: No.412 Huangshi East Road , Guangzhou
  • Tel: 020-87765988 (Book this hotel, call 800-2682918)
  • Hotel Name in Chinese: 远洋宾馆

Conveniently situated for business travelers, the Ocean Hotel is located on Huangshidong Road in Guangzhou. It first opened in 1986 and was refurbished in 2006. Just minutes from the railway station and a short drive from the Pazhou Complex, the hotel is also just 37 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-13
zephyrino besimbire 2012-11-20
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would want to visit Hong kong, and Guangzhou
Hi. We can arrange the tour for you. Please click below link and let us know what kinds of tour you like. We can tailor-made it for you. Annie Wu replied on 2012-11-21
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