Weather: It feels warm and damp in May. It is the rainiest month with 284 mm of total precipitation, and it rains most of the days of the month. It is the most humid time of the year too. The humidity is 84%. The average low and high temperatures are respectively 22 °C (73 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F).
Clothing: A single layer of clothes and an umbrella or poncho are enough to cope with weather in May. If you go outside during days of heavy rain, you could use a waterproof raincoat and waterproof shoes.
Things to Do
The Canton Fair, a.k.a. the China Import and Export Fair, happens every year from April 15 to May 5 and from October 15 to November 4. It is the largest trade fair in China with the widest variety of products and the highest business turnover. For 2014, organizers expect that almost 200,000 merchants will attend from 212 countries and spend 30 billion US dollars.
Guangzhou is known as the trade fair and foreign merchant city of China. The reason the trade fair is held here is because the city is the administrative capital of one of the world's leading industrial regions, especially for electronics and garments. A large population of foreign merchants reside here. China Highlights offers a Canton Fair hotels booking service. You can also contact us to tailor-make a tour to suit your needs or your company's needs.
Guangzhou's new 3-day visa free travel policy is an encouragement to foreign business people to visit the trade shows.
May Trade Shows: There are other big fairs for other industries of the region as well. Along with the Canton Fair, there is the big International Fashion Brand Fair, the International Textile Machinery Fair, the International Sales Exhibition, the Wood and Paper Show, several fairs related to wood crafting and construction, and other trade shows.
Shop, have fun, and enjoy your time: Guangzhou has a luxury mall called Teemall in Tianhe. It is easy to reach via subway. There is also a good, popular shopping pedestrian street called Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street. There are medium-price restaurants and a variety of stores tourists like where they find locally made jewelry, clothing, and souvenirs of Guangzhou. There is also an herb market where you can find the traditional nutritional supplements such as ginseng root and goji berries that have become popular overseas.
High Travel Month
May is a peak month for Guangzhou's tourism business, especially around the National Labor Day holiday around May 1. These public holidays usually are the first three days of May, and the city's attractions and transportation network get crowded. Hotel room prices may be higher than usual, and transportation is also busier so that train and flight tickets are difficult to purchase. If you plan to visit, contact us and we can help you make your arrangements in advance and find good prices.
China Highlights arranges a variety of Guangzhou tour packages.
Guangzhou Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data
|Date||Average High||Average Low|
|May 1||81 °F||27.22 °C||70 °F||21.11 °C|
|May 2||82 °F||27.78 °C||70 °F||21.11 °C|
|May 3||82 °F||27.78 °C||70 °F||21.11 °C|
|May 4||82 °F||27.78 °C||70 °F||21.11 °C|
|May 5||82 °F||27.78 °C||71 °F||21.67 °C|
|May 6||83 °F||28.33 °C||71 °F||21.67 °C|
|May 7||83 °F||28.33 °C||71 °F||21.67 °C|
|May 8||83 °F||28.33 °C||71 °F||21.67 °C|
|May 9||83 °F||28.33 °C||71 °F||21.67 °C|
|May 10||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 11||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 12||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 13||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 14||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 15||84 °F||28.89 °C||72 °F||22.22 °C|
|May 16||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 17||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 18||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 19||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 20||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 21||85 °F||29.44 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 22||86 °F||30 °C||73 °F||22.78 °C|
|May 23||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 24||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 25||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 26||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 27||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 28||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 29||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 30||86 °F||30 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
|May 31||87 °F||30.56 °C||74 °F||23.33 °C|
Guangzhou Climate Information by Month
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