Kunming Weather in December

Black-headed gulls in Cuihu ParkBlack-headed gulls in Cuihu Park in winter.

Since Kunming basically enjoys springtime all year round, December is not as cold as in other places, but experiences great temperature differences between day and night. The maximum temperature is 15 °C (59 °F) and the minimum temperature is 3 °C (37 °F). Autumn and winter clothing, such as a sweatsuit, a light coat, and woolen sweaters are essential to staying warm. The weather is dry so bring soothing moisturizer.

In December, visit Cui Lake Park, where each November and December see flocks of black-headed gulls from Siberia spending the winter in the park – giving you the best landscape in the park to enjoy.

December is not during the peak season for visiting Kunming. If you are planning to visit Kunming in December, see our Kunming tours or have us tailor-make a tour to Kunming for you. See our Kunming Tours.

Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
December   1 60 °F 15.56 °C 40 °F 4.44 °C
December   2 60 °F 15.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   3 60 °F 15.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   4 60 °F 15.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   5 60 °F 15.56 °C 39 °F 3.89 °C
December   6 60 °F 15.56 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   7 60 °F 15.56 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   8 59 °F 15 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   9 59 °F 15 °C 38 °F 3.33 °C
December   10 59 °F 15 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   11 59 °F 15 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   12 59 °F 15 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   13 59 °F 15 °C 37 °F 2.78 °C
December   14 59 °F 15 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   15 59 °F 15 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   16 58 °F 14.44 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   17 58 °F 14.44 °C 36 °F 2.22 °C
December   18 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   19 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   20 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   21 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
December   22 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
December   23 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
December   24 57 °F 13.89 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
December   25 57 °F 13.89 °C 33 °F 0.56 °C
December   26 57 °F 13.89 °C 33 °F 0.56 °C
December   27 57 °F 13.89 °C 33 °F 0.56 °C
December   28 57 °F 13.89 °C 33 °F 0.56 °C
December   29 57 °F 13.89 °C 32 °F 0 °C
December   30 57 °F 13.89 °C 32 °F 0 °C
December   31 57 °F 13.89 °C 32 °F 0 °C

Kunming Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Kunming Weather in December

Eddie Chan 2013-11-25
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Hi there, I will be coming to Kunming in December,what is the weather condition,will it snow? What are the main attraction in Kunming, can you propose some itinery for 3 days. Thanks.
Dear Eddie, It is mild and sunny most of the time. But it gets cold when it rains. It rarely snows in Kunming, and even if it does, it is very light. The average low and high temperature is 4 °C (39 °F) and 11 °C (52 °F) in December. Prepare thick sweater and overcoat or down jacket, and bring umbrella when traveling in winter. As a travel agency in China, we glad to arrange tours in Kunming if you need. Please let me know following information so that I can offer you a detail quotation based on your information. Number of people in your group including yourself 1. City or cities of entry/exit 2. Start date of tour 3. Class of Hotel: economy/Deluxe/superior Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2013-11-27
Madhav Misra 2013-11-20
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Is it possible to play golf in Kunming in the last week of December. I have seen it gets very cold at night, but would it have an effect on playing golf during the daytime ?

Dear Madhav,

It is possible to play golf in Kunming during the daytime in the last week of December. As a travel agency, we can arrange golf tour in Kunming if you need. Please feel free contact me at nancy@chinahighlights.net if you need any tour arrangement.

Nancy

Nancy Deng replied on 2013-11-20
arjumand wajid 2013-01-18
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hoping to visit Kunming in 2015, what is it like travelling there, When is it at its best, what is the transportation like and what are the main attractions.

Hi Arjumand, Kunming is a warm and beautiful city. It is worth visiting. Apr./ May. /Sep./ Oct. / Nov. would be the excellent time to visit. The transportation is convenient. The main attractions are: The Stone Forest, Green Lake Park, Yuantong Temple, Bamboo Temple, The Dragon Gate on Xishan/West Hill, etc. You may be interested in our Kunming tours: http://www.chinahighlights.com/kunming/tours.htm

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-19
wei liam 2012-11-14
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Hi ,what the minimum temperature in kunming?
Hi weiliam. Kunming is given a nick name “Spring City” for its warm and comfortable weather throughout the year. It is never too cold in winter, with an average temperature is 7 °C (44 °F) nor too hot in the summer, with an average temperature is about 21 °C(71 °F). December is the coldest month, and the average low temperature is 2 °C (36 °F). If you are planning to visit Kunming in winter, warm clothes like thick sweater and overcoat or down jacket are recommended. Annie Wu replied on 2012-11-14
Bruce Thomson 2011-10-18
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I will be attending wedding in Lijiang 15 - 20 Dec. 2011. What kind of weather may I expect? Thank you
Hi Bruce, It has been winter in December. Though it is mainly sunny, the weather is cold. There is a noticeable drop in temperature between days and nights. In daytime, the temperature may be 16 ℃(61F), but at night, the temperature can be about 5 ℃(41F). Prepare a down coat, a sweater and gloves. Nice day! lisa replied on 2011-10-18
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