Weather: Other than April and May, October and September are the best touring months weatherwise, but October is also a busy month for tourism. It is generally warm or cool, but there is a lot of bright sunshine.
The average nightly low temperature is 14 °C (57 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 23 °C (73 °F). The humidity is 78%. About 35% of the time, the sky is clear or mostly clear.
There is much less rain than in the summer, and the rain that falls is usually gentle or moderate. Thunderstorms are uncommon in October, and winds are generally gentle. The monthly precipitation totals 92 mm, and rain falls about 9 days of the month.
Pollution: The 2013 Air Quality Index was 123 or lightly polluted. Check the Wuhan local weather forecast>>
Clothing: Sunny days contrasts with cool evenings, so along with T-shirts and trousers, bring a cardigan or coat for the cool evenings and mornings.
East Lake Park: For an outdoors excursion, the ideal place to go in near central Wuhan is this 88 square kilometers of woods, walking paths, and gardens. It is a big lake 33 square kilometers in size. The lake is six times larger than Hangzhou's West Lake and is the biggest lake in any city in China. Gardens, the lake, and Hubei Provincial Museum are the main highlights.
The Hubei Provincial Museum: This big museum in the park is Wuhan's foreign tourist highlight for the antiquity and beauty of the thousands of pieces and artefacts. It is one of China's best museums. There are national treasures and good English signs for foreign visitors.
China has the biggest automobile production industry, producing twice the number of vehicles as the US, and Hangyang in Wuhan is a big automobile production center. The Wuhan Motor Show is one of the China's top four motor shows attracting half a million visitors.
Auto makers from around the world showcase their latest passenger cars and commercial vehicles and parts. The highlights of the show for many visitors are the European and Japanese sports cars.
For a big change of gears to bones, there is also a horse racing festival in Wuhan. Horse racing has been rare in the mainland, but it is making its beginning in Wuhan in a stadium that seats 30,000. Now about 70 jockeys from about ten countries race. If you are interested in horse racing, you can catch this rare chance.
Mid-Autumn Festival: China's second most popular holiday is in early October about one out of three years. People gather from around the world for family reunions and go out to see the fall scenery. Expect large crowds at the main attractions if you come during this time.
The 3-day National Day (October 1) holidays, the Mid-Autumn Fest, the big automobile trade show, and the races make October a very busy travel month. Wuhan flights, train tickets and hotel rooms are more difficult to get and more expensive.
Let us help you arrange your transportation and accommodations for your Wuhan trip early. We facilitate individual and group travel and could arrange guides, private vehicles, and drivers as you wish. Two new, inexpensive and quick bullet trains lines have eased the travel congestion significantly.
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