November is the beginning of the real winter weather. It can be an ideal time to travel in China after the peak season crowds head home and before the worst of the chilly winter weather arrives. North China sees its first snows, but Central and South China have moderate and comfortable temperatures. November is a good time to see fall foliage in China, as leaves change color after the first frosts.
North China : November is cold. Sweater, down coat, gloves, and scarf are needed.
Central China : It is windy and cool. A warm base layer and jacket are recommended.
South China: The weather is changeable. It is generally warm, but can get cold unexpectedly. You need to bring both lightweight clothing for warm weather and warm clothes in the case of a cold snap.
See our China Winter Travel Guide.