Qingdao Weather

Qingdao belongs to the monsoon climate. The climate of downtown Qingdao has clear features of oceanic climate because it is adjusted directly by its oceanic environment and is influenced by southeast monsoon and ocean current. Four seasons are divided clear. August is the hottest month, not hot really with its average temperature of around 25 degree centigrade. January is the coldest one and its average temperate is -1.2 degree centigrade.

Generally speaking the climate of Qingdao is very agreeable. The golden months will last from March to November, especially at the late of August and the sea water is mild at that time. It is the best period for seashore swimming. Tourists who like swimming are advised to take warm clothes, which will be used at the beach at evenings when the weather becomes cool. Have a look at our Qingdao Tour Packages and choose your time of travel.


Spring is from March to May. This season offers plenty of sunshine and a favorable climate. Changes of temperature are frequent, which means you might experience a few warm days alternated with cold windy days.


Summer is from June to September. Summer in Qingdao is hot and humid, and under the influence of monsoon, there are occasional heavy showers. July and August are the hottest months, with average temperature at about 25 °C (77 °F). August is the best time for enjoying the beach and swimming. The fine weather coincides with the well attended Qingdao Annual Beer Festival, which begins on August 15, and lasts for 15 days. Wear any summer clothes, such as shirts, shorts and skirts. Prepare a coat for the evening beside the beach.


Autumn is from October to November, with very pleasant cool weather and plenty of sunshine. There are alternative days of warm and cool weather, so prepare coats, sweaters and shirts for the weather.


Winter is from December to February of the next year. Winter is cold with frosty nights and strong winds, although the sea does not freeze. Temperature often falls below 0 °C (32 °F). January is the coldest month of the year. The average low and high temperature is respectively at -1 °C (30 °F) and 5 °C (41 °F) in December, -4 °C (25 °F) and 2 °C (36 °F) in January, and -3 °C (27 °F) and 3 °C (38 °F) in February. Prepare warm winter clothes such as down jackets and thick sweaters for winter.

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Qingdao Climate Information by Month

Qingdao Average Climate by Month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (ºC) 3 4 9 14 20 23 27 28 25 20 13 5
Low (ºC) -3 -2 2 8 13 18 22 23 19 13 6 -1
Rain (mm) 10.16 12.7 20.32 35.56 50.8 83.82 177.8 154.94 91.44 45.72 27.94 10.16
High (ºF) 36 38 47 57 67 73 80 82 76 67 54 41
Low (ºF) 25 27 35 45 55 63 71 73 65 55 42 30
Rain (in) 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.4 2 3.3 7 6.1 3.6 1.8 1.1 0.4

Qingdao Average Monthly Temperatures

Qingdao Average Monthly Temperatures

Qingdao Average Monthly Precipitation (inches)

Qingdao Average Monthly Precipitation

Questions and Answers About Qingdao Weather

Andrew 2013-07-25
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Will qingdao snow in january?

Hi Andrew, yes, it snows sometimes, but not often.

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-07-29
Upire 2012-11-16
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I want to go to qingdao late november till first week of december how is the weather like?
Hi Upire, We only have the weather forecast for the next 7 days. The temperature from late November till first week of December is about 0℃ to 8 ℃. I suggest that you take your sweater and coat with you. Please let me know if you need any tour booking in Qingdao. Michael Hu replied on 2012-11-17
mary 2012-05-17
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I will be visiting qingdao in october. can i get to the great wall and back in one day?
Yes, you can visit Great wall in Beijing from Qingdao in one day, you can take Shandong Airlines SC4651 (Qingdao Liuting Airport - Beijing Capital Airport T3) Dep 07:35 - Arr 08:55 from Qingdao to Beijing then you can take Air China CA1525 (Beijing Capital Airport T3 - Qingdao Liuting Airport) Dep 20:35 - Arr 21:45 from Beijing to Qingdao. Leon Long replied on 2012-05-18
Dilip 2011-09-18
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i want to visit qingdao in october first week? how is the weather? can I enjoy the sea beach?
Dear Dilip, Based on the former data, the temperature is about 15-20°C, it's cool and it's not suitable for swimming in the sea. You'd better take a coat or jacket. There are some tour packages on our website for your reference. Click here: http://www.chinahighlights.com/qingdao/tours.htm If you are interested in it, please feel free to let me know. I am glad to arrange it for you. My e-mail address is lussie@chinahighlights.com Lussie Lu replied on 2011-09-19
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