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Guangzhou Weather in May

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Weather: It feels warm and damp in May. It is the rainiest month with 284 mm of total precipitation, and it rains most of the days of the month. It is the most humid time of the year too. The humidity is 84%. The average low and high temperatures are respectively 22 °C (73 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F).

However, it is warm enough to enjoy the local parks on sunny days such as Yuexiu Park. It is one of the favorite tourist sites in the city. See the current weather and forecast>>

Clothing: A single layer of clothes and an umbrella or poncho are enough to cope with weather in May. If you go outside during days of heavy rain, you could use a waterproof raincoat and waterproof shoes.

Things to Do

The Canton Fair, a.k.a. the China Import and Export Fair, happens every year from April 15 to May 5 and from October 15 to November 4. It is the largest trade fair in China with the widest variety of products and the highest business turnover. For 2014, organizers expect that almost 200,000 merchants will attend from 212 countries and spend 30 billion US dollars.

Guangzhou is known as the trade fair and foreign merchant city of China. The reason the trade fair is held here is because the city is the administrative capital of one of the world's leading industrial regions, especially for electronics and garments. A large population of foreign merchants reside here. China Highlights offers a Canton Fair hotels booking service. You can also contact us to tailor-make a tour to suit your needs or your company's needs.

Guangzhou's new 3-day visa free travel policy is an encouragement to foreign business people to visit the trade shows. See our Canton Fair Cheatsheet.

May Trade Shows: There are other big fairs for other industries of the region as well. Along with the Canton Fair, there is the big International Fashion Brand Fair, the International Textile Machinery Fair, the International Sales Exhibition, the Wood and Paper Show, several fairs related to wood crafting and construction, and other trade shows.

Shop, have fun, and enjoy your time: Guangzhou has a luxury mall called Teemall in Tianhe. It is easy to reach via subway. There is also a good, popular shopping pedestrian street called Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street. There are medium-price restaurants and a variety of stores tourists like where they find locally made jewelry, clothing, and souvenirs of Guangzhou. There is also an herb market where you can find the traditional nutritional supplements such as ginseng root and goji berries that have become popular overseas.

High Travel Month

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

Guangzhou Tours

China Highlights arranges a variety of Guangzhou tour packages, and we can tailor-make a tour to suit your travel needs. Our tours are developed through years of experience and customer feedback.

Further Reading

Guangzhou Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

DateAverage HighAverage Low
May 181 °F27.22 °C70 °F21.11 °C
May 282 °F27.78 °C70 °F21.11 °C
May 382 °F27.78 °C70 °F21.11 °C
May 482 °F27.78 °C70 °F21.11 °C
May 582 °F27.78 °C71 °F21.67 °C
May 683 °F28.33 °C71 °F21.67 °C
May 783 °F28.33 °C71 °F21.67 °C
May 883 °F28.33 °C71 °F21.67 °C
May 983 °F28.33 °C71 °F21.67 °C
May 1084 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1184 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1284 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1384 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1484 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1584 °F28.89 °C72 °F22.22 °C
May 1685 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 1785 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 1885 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 1985 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 2085 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 2185 °F29.44 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 2286 °F30 °C73 °F22.78 °C
May 2386 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2486 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2586 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2686 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2786 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2886 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 2986 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 3086 °F30 °C74 °F23.33 °C
May 3187 °F30.56 °C74 °F23.33 °C

Guangzhou Climate Information by Month