Kunming Weather in January

January is not a very cold month in Kunming, and Kunming is called "Spring City" all year round. In January, the minimum temperature is 2 °C (36 °F) and the maximum temperature is 16 °C (61 °F). Generally, a coat with a thin woolen sweater is suitable during the day. However, given the large temperature difference between day and night, bring more warm clothing. Rainy days are less, so the weather is dry. The sunshine is strong, and when you go out use sunscreen.

Beautiful firework on Spring FestivalBeautiful firework on Spring Festival

January is a festive season in China. Chinese New Year (the Spring Festival) takes places at the end of this month or in early to mid February. There are many cultural activities in the streets. In addition to the Spring Festival, the annual Jinlin Temple Fair is held at Jinlin Park on the ninth of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar. At this time, specialty and local foods are offered at the fair, as well as many artistic activities in the park. You can taste delicious local food while enjoying art performances.

In the Spring Festival period, additional flights are available to meet the demand. But be sure to book your tickets in advance. If you are planning to visit Kunming in January, 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
January   1 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   2 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   3 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   4 58 °F 14.44 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   5 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   6 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   7 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   8 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   9 58 °F 14.44 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   10 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   11 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   12 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   13 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   14 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   15 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   16 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   17 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   18 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   19 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   20 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   21 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   22 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   23 59 °F 15 °C 34 °F 1.11 °C
January   24 59 °F 15 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   25 59 °F 15 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   26 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   27 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   28 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   29 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   30 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C
January   31 60 °F 15.56 °C 35 °F 1.67 °C

Kunming Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Kunming Weather in January

shamshir 2013-06-13
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i come from malaysia,,when is the best time to see beautiful kumning

Hi Shamshir, the best time to visit Kunming is April and May.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-06-14
Gopi 2010-12-16
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temperature during january
Hi Gopi Our travel advisor is contacting with you. Thanks for you support. Nero Hou replied on 2010-12-17
Dear Gopi, The average temperature of Kunming during January is around 1℃-15℃. You should better bring warm coat and sweaters during that time. If you need any tour to Kunming or other city tours of China, please feel free contact me at nancy@chinahighlgihts.com. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2010-12-17
syiraa 2010-09-23
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what is the weather in january
Hi Syiraa, The average temperature is 1℃(33.8℉) - 15 ℃(59 ℉) in January in Kunming. It is advisable to bring warm coat, sweater during that time. Please feel free contact me at nancy@chinahighlights.com if you need any tours, hotels and transfer in Kunming or other cities in China. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2010-09-24
Bev 2010-06-16
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Is 74 farenheit cold? Like coat or jacket kinda weather?
74 Fahrenheit equals 23 degree celcius. It is not cold but a bit cool. Prepare long-sleeve coat and long pants. Mia Yang replied on 2010-06-16
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