Xiamen Weather

Xiamen has a subtropical climate, which is generally temperate with abundant rainwater. It has an average annual temperature of approximately 21 centigrade. There is no intense heat in summer and no extreme cold in winter in Xiamen. The city has an average annual rainfall of about 1200mm (47 inches), mainly during the months from May to August. Wind power reaches Grade 3 to 4 in general, with northeast wind representing the dominant wind direction. Owing to the air currents resulting from the difference in temperature in the Pacific, Xiamen is hit by typhoon three or four times annually on average, which mainly occurs during the months from July to September. Xiamen is suitable for traveling all year round, and the best seasons are spring and autumn. Have a look at our Xiamen Tours and choose your time of travel.


Spring is from March to May. There are frequent and sharp intervals of weather and temperature. It is very changeable, and there will be occasional cold days, droughts or thunderstorms.


Summer is from June to September. It is hot and wet with occasional typhoons and thunderstorms, but it is relatively drier in July. The average temperature is summer months are 32 °C (90 °F). Wear any summer clothes, such as shorts, shirts and skirts. Umbrella is also needed.


Autumn is from October to November. The weather is pleasant being sunny, cool and dry. Temperature falls from mid or late October. The average low and high temperature is 16 °C (61 °F) and 23 °C (73 °F) in October, and 12 °C (54 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F) in November. Prepare shirt, light sweater and coat.


Winter is from December to February. It is mild, and generally dry, sunny with little rainfall and mist. The average temperature in winter is 13 °C (55 °F). February is the coldest month, and the lowest temperature is at 2 °C (36 °F). Sweater and overcoat are enough for winter.

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Questions and Answers About Xiamen Weather

Kim Chase 2014-03-10
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Hi, what clothes do we wear if we visit Xiamen in April? We will visit our ancestral tomb and want to know what to pack. Many thanks.

Hi Kim, generally the weather is mild in April. You can prepare a long sleeved shirt and a light coat.

Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-12
Peggy 2014-02-17
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Hi. I would like to bring my elderly parent to visit xiamen in mid march. May I know whether it is a good month to go and how to arrange to visit ancestral village. Which hotel should I book that is the more convenient for shopping and eating. Please advice. Thanks
Hi Peggy, the weather is comfortable in Mid March in Xiamen. Where is your ancestral village, please? We'd like to send you an itinerary for your reference. Please kindly let me know the number of people in your group, class of hotel your require and the duration of the tour. I will send you the quotation ASAP. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-02-20
amir 2013-10-12
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I would like to visit Xiamen and to go back to our ancestral village somewhere in early January 2014. I would like to find out more about the weather then as I will be bringing my elderly parents along. Please advise on the time to go and others. Thank You Meng See

In Xiamen, January is the second coldest month of the year after February. During this month, the maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) and the minimum temperature is 10 °C (50 °F). The weather is cool, with more sunshine, less clouds and mist, strong winds, and little rain, making it cold and dry in January.

If you are outside, wear a sweater, coat, and scarf to avoid catching a cold. Ultraviolet radiation is weak and you can go outside without putting on any skin protection.

Nora Ou replied on 2013-10-12
Tabassum 2012-10-07
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Hi, I would like to know when there is snowfall in Xiamen. I really wanna visit Xiamen when it snows. Does snowfall occur often, once in a year or once in a couple of years..?
Hi Tabassum, it rarely snows in Xiemen. Normally the lowest temperature in Xiamen is 5℃. Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-08
bee bee 2012-03-22
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HI can i just ask for what would be the temperature in xiamen this coming april to may, should i bring thick clothes and jackets or just a simple jacket would do. would it be advisable to bring raincoats and umbrellas too? Thanks
During April, the average temperature is 20 °C (67 °F), with a minimum temperature of 16 °C (61 °F) and a maximum temperature of 23 °C (73 °F). Please be prepared and bring a shirt, a light sweater, a coat, and an umbrella. Doris Huang replied on 2012-03-23
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