In April, spring is in the air in most of China. Fruit trees and flowers are blooming as the temperature is getting warmer. April is a really pleasant time for traveling, though you might need to be prepared for rain.
In North China, the temperature is cool/mild. However, during April North China is occasionally hit by dust storms.
Central and South China see a marked increase in rainfall at this time of the year. For example in the Yangtze Delta, heavy rain can sometimes cause floods. The weather in Southeast China, such as Guangzhou, Hong kong and Shenzhen is very warm, with day temperatures above 25°C (77°F).
North: It is cold to mild. Warm clothes such as a coat and thick trousers are recommended.
Central: The average temperature is around 15°C (59°F). Long trousers and a light coat are recommended, as are waterproofs/umbrella.
South: Temperatures range from mild in Guilin to hot in Hong Kong. Choose pants and sweater or shorts and T-shirt with something warmer for the evenings, depending on where you are. Carry an umbrella.
Wuyuan is reputed as the most beautiful countryside in China. Its natural beauty reaches its peak in late March and April, when the land is covered in a colorful carpet of flowers.
Luoping is well-known to photographers, and is beginning to be discovered by average foreign travelers for the expanse of rapeseed flowers planted in the area. Every March and April endless fields of flowers cover the land. The scenery becomes more enchanting when breezes ripple the fields like waves on a yellow lake.
Guilin is mild/warm with some rain, building up towards May and June, the wettest months. On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself are shrouded in mist, which is especially enchanting.
See China Spring Travel.