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Kunming Weather in August

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Weather: August is part of the rainy and warm monsoon season. Though it isn't hot, it is the rainiest month of the year. The average daily high temperature for the month is 24 °C (75 °F), and the average daily low temperature is 16 °C (61 °F). There is about 204 mm of total rainfall, and it rains about 2/3 of the days of the month.

Clothing: You can dress in a T-shirt and long trousers on nice days. On rainy days, a T-shirt with a light coat and long trousers are recommended. Ultraviolet radiation is strong, so wear a hat and protect your skin on sunny days when you go outdoors. When rain is likely, take rain gear and wear water that dry easily or are waterproof and have good traction. Check the current weather and forecast>>

Things to Do in Kunming in August

Enjoy the local shopping opportunities: The main shopping streets called Dongfeng Road, Qingnian Road, and Zhengyi Road have both malls and small shops. You can shop for foreign brands at the malls and locally produced crafts products and artwork at the small shops. The Sani people in the area make a type of handbag that is artistic and beautiful. These are inexpensive. Kunming is also known for wax print artworks, and wax print clothes and fabric.

Go to Western Hills to keep cool: Just 15 kilometers outside of Kunming is a big popular park for people of all ages. It is a place to go on hot and sunny days to keep cool.

This park is very popular among the local Chinese who appreciate the fresh air of the high altitude park near Kunming. Some people worship at the Longman Grottoes, Huating Temple, and Taihua Temple, and people walk to enjoy the overlook of Lake Dianchi. The peak is about 2,350 meters high (7,700 feet). There are extensive walking paths, a tram, and buses and carts for transportation.

Keep cool and dry in the Jiuxiang Caves: Another of the main highlights of the area is only two hours from the center of Kunming. It is one of the biggest caves in China. The tour starts with boat cruise in the river. Inside the big cool cave, there are waterfalls, underground rivers and streams, and many beautiful scenes highlighted by bright lights in a rainbow of colors.

You can take an extended walk inside that lasts for three hours. To avoid slipping, wear shoes that have good traction. Near the end of the tour, you can take the cable car down and enjoy the breathtaking green scenery. You could also hike for several hours back to the parking lot.

Kunming Tours

High Travel Season

August is also in the peak travel season, and tourist attractions are very crowded. The price of hotel accommodations, flight tickets and train tickets are higher than usual. Instead of waiting in lines to buy tickets or trying to arrange for rooms remotely, we can help find your hotel rooms and get your tickets by our experience.

Tour Packages

3-day tour of Kunming: On this local tour, you'll see the highlights around Kunming such as Stone Forest Park and Green Lake Park. You could modify our trip and go to West Hill and Jiuxiang Caves if you wish.

8-day Shangri-La Tour: This regional tour around Yunnan Province goes from old capitial cities to an exceptionally deep canyon to snowy mountain ranges. During the tour, you'll see a variety of places around Yunnan including Jiuxiang Cave, the Stone Forest, Dali, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lijiang. About 90% of the tourists we serve tailor their tour according to their interests! You can check the links below to decide about the best places to go in the summer.

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Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
August   1 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   2 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   3 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   4 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   5 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   6 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   7 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   8 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   9 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   10 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August   11 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   12 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   13 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   14 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   15 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   16 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   17 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   18 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   19 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   20 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   21 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   22 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August   23 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   24 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   25 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   26 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   27 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   28 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   29 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   30 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August   31 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C

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