Weather: Unlike other cities in northern central China with hot and dry summers, Wuhan is known for rainy hot weather in June. The average nightly low temperature is comfortable at 22 °C (72 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 30 °C (86 °F). The humidity at 80% makes it sweltering some days.
June and July are the rainiest months, and the rainfall in June is the highest all year round. There are heavy thunderstorms sometimes, but it is also often sunny. It is clear about 22 percent of the time. The monthly precipitation totals 225 mm, and it rains in about 13 days of the month.
Pollution: The Air Quality Index is 114 or lightly polluted. Check Wuhan's currrent weather forecast>>
Clothing: Summer clothing, such as T-shirts, shorts, or skirts are appropriate for this weather. Have an umbrella or rain gear handy on days when rain is forecasted.
The Dragon Boat Festival: People line the river banks to watch the races in which crews of competitors in long canoes paddle furiously to the beat of the drummers. This annual festival is the fifth day of the fifth Chinese lunar month, most often in June.
East Lake Park has the biggest lake of any city in China and many extensive gardens. The lotus blossoms have a dreamy scent as they doze in their pads in white, blue, and red shades. Frogs provide a sonorous melancholy melody. The main garden area is at Mo Hill has 13 different gardens including one of China's best cherry tree gardens.
Hubei Provincial Museum is one of China's best, and it is right on the shore of East Lake. It is Wuhan's favorite foreign tourist attraction because of the quality of the artifacts. There are national treasures from the Chu Kingdom over 2,000 years old.
June does not fall during the peak season for visiting Wuhan. There are no major holidays, and students and employees are busy generally. Travel and tourism picks up in July when school and university vacations begin. If you want to experience the thrill of cruising on the river, plan to visit Wuhan this month.
Yangtze River cruise: Hot summer weather is great for cruise ship tours on the Yangtze. Wuhan is a regular stop for many cruise boats.