Zigong is located in the southeast of Sichuan Province. It is a hilly city and has a subtropical monsoon climate. The annual temperature here usually ranges between 17.5 degrees Celsius and 18 degrees Celsius. Zigong has a total bright sunshine duration of 1150—1200 hours per year and the annual total rainfall is between 1,000 and 1,100 millimeters.
Among the four seasons in Zigong, the spring begins earlier than in other places, with temperatures rising quickly after Spring Festival. In summer, the temperature is high. It rains a lot and the precipitation is concentrative. Autumn here is short and it is always rainy. In winter, the temperature is not too low and it rarely rains. In general, the climate in Zigong is quite warm with four distinct seasons. It has plenty of rainfall and comparatively short hours of sunlight. It is usually cloudy.
From March to October is the height of the tourist season in Zigong, while between May and August is the best time for travelers to visit. Traveling in Zigong, there are two festivals which visitors should not miss: one is the Lantern Exhibition during the China’s Spring Festival and the other is the Dragon Lantern Show. Zigong is a famous lantern city. Its Lantern Exhibition has a history of eight to nine hundred years. During the Lantern Exhibition, travelers can enjoy all kinds of beautiful Chinese lanterns. It is a marvelous scene.