Weather: May is one of the best months to visit Wuhan because the temperatures are warm, rainfall is not heavy, and park highlights are beautiful. The average nightly low temperature is 18 °C (64 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 26 °C (79 °F). The humidity at 77% makes it feel pleasantly cool at night.
This city of 10 million enjoys East Lake Park that has biggest lake of any city in China and extensive gardens. The weather is good for seeing the gardens in May.
The spring rains increase in May, and it is cloudy about 30 percent of the time. The monthly precipitation totals 164 mm, and it rains in about 13 days of the month.
Pollution: The Air Quality Index is lightly polluted at 113. Check Wuhan's currrent weather forecast>>
Clothing: A T-shirt and trousers are enough for the daytime, and a light jacket might be needed at night. Have an umbrella or rain gear handy on days forecasted for rain.
East Lake Park: This extensive park covers 88 square kilometers and is known for its big gardens, trees, and the big lake. The main garden area is at Mo Hill with 13 different gardens. Mo Hill's cherry tree garden is regarded as one of China's best.
Hubei Provincial Museum: Hubei's main museum is right on the shore of East Lake in the park. It is Wuhan's favorite foreign tourist attraction because of the quality of the ancient artifacts, the size and quality of the museum building and its surroundings, and the ancient music performances. It is one of China's best museums. Much English language is used for foreign visitors.
May is in the peak travel season. The pleasant weather and the May Day (May 1) national holidays brings more tourists to Wuhan in the first week of May, so hotel rates are often a little higher than usual and tourist attractions are more crowded.
Yangtze River cruise: Beautiful spring weather makes it is a good time for a Yangtze cruise trip, and Wuhan is a regular stop for many cruise boats.