China is in the peak of the summer tourist season in August. It is wet and scorching in most of China. Highs of over 35°C (95°F) occur frequently in regions south of the Yangtze River like Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanchuang, Fuzhou and Changsha. These are China's hottest places in summer. Even Beijing has seen unusually hot days in recent years. August is the busiest month for travel, because most Chinese schools are on holiday. Tourist attractions may be filled with domestic tourists. August is a great time to visit Tibet.
Clothing: Shorts, short sleeves skirts are enough.
Other necessary stuff: umbrella, sun cream, sun glasses and sun hat.
See China Weather by City for suggestions for other cities.
August is one of the best times to visit Tibet. The weather in August is the most comfortable of the year, and the scenery is the best. See Tibet Weather.
The weather conditions are most pleasant. It is best to travel the Silk Road when it is warm, from late spring to early autumn (May to October). Although summer weather can be scorching, it is a dry heat, so more comfortable than in the tropics. The scenery is the best when the fruit becomes ripe, with flowers in full bloom and green grass in the grassland areas. See Silk Road travel tips.
July and August are the best two months to visit the glasslands. The grass is highest during this period. See Inner Mongolia Weather.
Read more about China's Top Summer Destinations.