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China Weather in July

July is scorching and humid in most of China — the hottest month. Even Beijing has of its rainiest months (the other being August), with some quite heavy downpours. Central and South China is sultry. Cities south of the Yangtze, such as Nanning, Shanghai, Nanchuang, Changsha, Wuhan and Hangzhou see the highest temperatures, sometimes in the high 30s °C (90+°F). July is the busiest travel time in China. China’s top attractions are crowded with big tour groups.

Average July Weather in Major Chinese Cities


Beijing Shanghai Guilin Guangzhou Hong Kong Xi'an Hangzhou Kunming Chengdu
High (°C) 31 32 33 33 31 32 33 24 30
Low (°C) 22 25 25 26 27 22 25 17 22
Rain (mm) 185 156 223 233 374 99 159 202 225
High (°F) 88 90 91 91 88 90 91 75 86
Low (°F) 72 77 77 79 81 72 77 63 72
Rain (in) 7 6 9 9 15 4 6 8 9

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July Clothes

It is hot everywhere, so shorts are enough. You may need to bring layers if you get cold in air-conditioning. Please remember to bring rain gear, sun glasses and sun cream.

Why visit China in July

  • It is warm so you can travel light.

Disadvantages of Visiting China in July

  • It is hot. It is the peak travel season, so top attractions, such as the Great Wall, are packed with tourists. It is hard to get a full view of the attraction you are visiting.

Top Summer Destinations

Yunnan Province

Summer in Kunming is warm, but not too hot. Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, enjoys the nickname Spring City thanks to its spring-like weather all year round.

Mt. Emei

Mountain Emei in Sichuan Province in Southwest China is one of the most well-known summer destinations in China thanks to its pleasant weather, congenial atmosphere, the inspiring natural scenery and its Buddhist heritage.

Chengde Summer Resort

Chengde Summer Palace, also called Hot River Palace is located in the north of Chengde Prefecture, Hebei Province, North-Central China, and is where emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) spent their summers to escape the summer heat in Beijing.

Also read Top Places to Visit in July in China.

Weather in July by City


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