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Weather: February is one of the coldest months, and it is also starts to get rainy. It feels sharply cold at night due to the high humidity of 82% and the lack of heating in many public places. The average nightly low temperature is 1 °C (32 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 10 °C (50 °F).
Snow seldom falls this month, but a cloudy and drizzly climate is common. Monthly precipitation is 57mm, and it falls on about 10 days of the month.
Pollution: The Quality of Air Index is 103 which is almost good. Pollution decreases markedly in the spring. Check the Changsha weather and forecast>>
Clothing: Since many hotels and restaurants in Changsha have no central heating, dress in layers. Remember to bring an umbrella with you when going outdoors if the weather forecast says that rain seems likely, and wear a coat and thick trousers.
Hunan Provincial Museum: One of the foreign tourists' most popular highlights is this large museum, one of China' best. The museum contains artifacts from a 2,000 year old Han-era tomb and many other historical eras.
On cold days, you can shop on one of the inland region's most popular pedestrian street, and eat hot food while you shop. The little Chinese shops give economical prices. Some of the best snacks include stinky tofu, octopus legs, and peanut snacks. The local food is spicy.
On 2 out of 3 years, the Chinese New Year public holidays fall in February. Many workers get a week off. Crowds watch fireworks at Juzi (Orange) Island on New Year's Eve, and hundreds of thousands of adults and children play with fireworks all over in a booming and shocking crescendo at midnight.
From about four days before to 9 days after Chinese New Year, expect travel to be very busy with high prices for Changsha flights and hotel rooms. Expect train tickets and even bullet train tickets to be hard to get. Let us help you arrange these.
Expect closed shops: Most shops and businesses close for several days starting from the evening of Chinese New Year's eve.