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Kunming Weather in April


Weather: Like March, the month of April has a big rise in temperature, with an average daily maximum temperature of 24 °C (75 °F) and an average daily minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F).

The weather is generally dry, cool and sunny. It is great tourist weather. It rains only about 7 days of the month, and there is only about 23 mm of total rainfall. April is the end of the dry season. See the current weather and forecast>>

Clothing:  It is still long-sleeve weather most of the time. During the day, dress in a light sweater or jacket, and in the evening, wear more layers. There is a big temperature difference between day and night.

Things to Do in Kunming in April

April is a good season to see flowers in Kunming, and the weather is more pleasant than in March. Many tourists come to enjoy the outdoors in April.

Visit Green Lake Park: This is a popular city park at the main gate of Yunnan University, and it is near Kunming Zoo. Migratory birds stop there during their migrations. Among these are the popular Siberian seagulls that the locals really enjoy feeding. On sunny days, artists paint and musicians play, and people exercise or go out on small boats on the lake. There is no entrance fee. Local buses 1 and 101 go there as does Bus 133 from Carrefour Plaza.

See the Redlands of Dongchuan: A three hour drive from Kunming, there is a rural area of peasant farmers called Dongchuan. It is a good place to see the spring scenery. It is called "red lands" because the ground is unusually red. It is a particularly beautiful rural area where the locals are friendly.

On the road to Dongchuan, you'll travel past mountains, streams, and smaller and smaller towns and villages. At Dongchuan, you'll see carts pulled by donkeys and oxen. Experience a rural part of China and see the farmers and animals. It is good place for for a day tour, and it is a favorite region for photographers since the vivid colors change continually.

Enjoy the International Cultural Tourism Fest: During the May Day holidays, this 5-day festival spotlights the ethnic dancers and singers from various regions. They dress in colorful costumes and perform at the major parks and pedestrian shopping streets. The Kunming Carnival lasts for three days during the festival.

Touring Kunming in April

Shoulder Travel Season

April a moderate month for tourism. As the weather warms, more tourists visit. The hotels, tourist attractions, and restaurants gear up for the crowds in May but are still offering bargains. The number of tourists increase just before the May Day (May 1) holidays.

If you are planning to visit Kunming, see our Kunming tours or have us tailor-make your tour to Kunming for you. We could help conveniently arrange hotel rooms and your flight and train tickets using our experience in the area.

Recommended Tour Packages

A 3-day tour of Kunming:The tour includes the highlights around Kunming such as Stone Forest and Green Lake Park. You could opt to go to Jiuxiang Caves.

An 8-day Shangri-La Tour:See the highlights around Yunnan Province including Jiuxiang Caves, Stone Forest Geopark, Dali, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang, and Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain outside Lijiang. About 90% of the clientstailor their tour for their schedule and interests!

Further Reading

Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

DateAverage HighAverage Low
April   172 °F22.22 °C45 °F7.22 °C
April   272 °F22.22 °C45 °F7.22 °C
April   372 °F22.22 °C45 °F7.22 °C
April   472 °F22.22 °C45 °F7.22 °C
April   572 °F22.22 °C45 °F7.22 °C
April   672 °F22.22 °C46 °F7.78 °C
April   773 °F22.78 °C46 °F7.78 °C
April   873 °F22.78 °C46 °F7.78 °C
April   973 °F22.78 °C46 °F7.78 °C
April   1073 °F22.78 °C47 °F8.33 °C
April   1173 °F22.78 °C47 °F8.33 °C
April   1273 °F22.78 °C47 °F8.33 °C
April   1374 °F23.33 °C47 °F8.33 °C
April   1474 °F23.33 °C48 °F8.89 °C
April   1574 °F23.33 °C48 °F8.89 °C
April   1674 °F23.33 °C48 °F8.89 °C
April   1774 °F23.33 °C48 °F8.89 °C
April   1874 °F23.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
April   1974 °F23.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
April   2074 °F23.33 °C49 °F9.44 °C
April   2175 °F23.89 °C50 °F10 °C
April   2275 °F23.89 °C50 °F10 °C
April   2375 °F23.89 °C50 °F10 °C
April   2475 °F23.89 °C51 °F10.56 °C
April   2575 °F23.89 °C51 °F10.56 °C
April   2675 °F23.89 °C51 °F10.56 °C
April   2775 °F23.89 °C51 °F10.56 °C
April   2875 °F23.89 °C52 °F11.11 °C
April   2975 °F23.89 °C52 °F11.11 °C
April   3075 °F23.89 °C52 °F11.11 °C

Kunming Climate Information by Month