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Changsha Weather in October

Changsha Weather in October

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Aug. 1, 2023
Hunan Provincial MuseumHunan Provincial Museum

Weather: October is one of the best months to see Changsha since temperatures are pleasant and there is fall scenery. It is often cloudy and the sunlight might be hazy. It will feel cool. The average daily high temperature is 23 °C (73 °F), and the average nightly low temperature is 13 °C (55 °F). The humidity is 82%.

A mini rainy season starts in October and continues into November when rain picks up as it gets cooler. There are thunderstorms, wind gusts, and occasional heavy rains from typhoons. It rains on about 10 days of the month, and the total rainfall is about 89 mm. Keep abreast of the forecast with Changsha's current weather and forecast>>

Pollution: The Air Quality Index is lightly polluted at 129.

Clothing: Wear a light jacket or a sweater to stay comfortable. Take rain gear if you are there during the rainy season.

Things To Do in Changsha in October

Wulingyuan National ParkRock spires in Wulingyuan

During this month, many tourists travel to Changsha to appreciate the beautiful autumn scenery in the parks and mountains.

See Wulingyuan Park and Zhangjiajie Forest

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area: China's most scenic and most popular natural park is 165 miles from Changsha. Many experienced travelers say the scenery is the best in China. October is the best season to enjoy the autumn colors. 

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Visit the Hunan Provincial Museum

Hunan Provincial Museum: If the weather is inclement, you can visit one of the top museums in the country, one Changsha's top tourist attractions. The museum contains the well-preserved artifacts from a 2,000 year old tomb. The museum is clean and well constructed of stone. It is closed until the end of 2015 for reconstruction.

Sightsee in Orange Island

Orange Island (橘子洲, Júzǐzhōu /jyoo-dz jo/): If the weather is pleasant, you can see the fall scenery in this popular park area on a long island. It is known for its gardens, thousands of fruit trees, weekly firework displays, and a large statue of Mao's head. The orange trees carry big oranges in October, and you can buy some.

Touring Changsha in October

High Travel Month

Orange IslandOrange Island in the Xiangjiang River

October is a peak travel month due to the fine weather, the beautiful fall scenery, and the major national holidays. Besides the Mid-Autumn Festival, there is also a National Day holiday travel rush from October 1 to 8. Many people grasp this golden opportunity to take a trip.

So it is harder to book Changsha flights and train tickets and to reserve Changsha hotel rooms. We could help arrange these for you and arrange a private vehicle too.

Recommended Changsha and Hunan Tour

7-Day Hunan Tour: Visit Changsha, Wulingyuan, Fenghuang, and Mao's hometown.

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