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Kunming Weather in August

Written by Sunny XieUpdated Dec. 26, 2020

Weather: August is part of the rainy and warm monsoon season. Though it isn't hot, it is the rainiest month of the year. The average daily high temperature for the month is 24 °C (75 °F), and the average daily low temperature is 16 °C (61 °F). There is about 204 mm of total rainfall, and it rains about 2/3 of the days of the month.

Clothing: You can dress in a T-shirt and long trousers on nice days. On rainy days, a T-shirt with a light coat and long trousers are recommended. Ultraviolet radiation is strong, so wear a hat and protect your skin on sunny days when you go outdoors. When rain is likely, take rain gear and wear water that dry easily or are waterproof and have good traction. Check the current weather and forecast>>

Things to Do in Kunming in August

Enjoy the local shopping opportunities: The main shopping streets called Dongfeng Road, Qingnian Road, and Zhengyi Road have both malls and small shops. You can shop for foreign brands at the malls and locally produced crafts products and artwork at the small shops. The Sani people in the area make a type of handbag that is artistic and beautiful. These are inexpensive. Kunming is also known for wax print artworks, and wax print clothes and fabric.

Go to Western Hills to keep cool: Just 15 kilometers outside of Kunming is a big popular park for people of all ages. It is a place to go on hot and sunny days to keep cool.

The Western HillsYou can take a chairlift up to the Western Hills.

This park is very popular among the local Chinese who appreciate the fresh air of the high altitude park near Kunming. Some people worship at the Longman Grottoes, Huating Temple, and Taihua Temple, and people walk to enjoy the overlook of Lake Dianchi. The peak is about 2,350 meters high (7,700 feet). There are extensive walking paths, a tram, and buses and carts for transportation.

Keep cool and dry in the Jiuxiang Caves: Another of the main highlights of the area is only two hours from the center of Kunming. It is one of the biggest caves in China. The tour starts with boat cruise in the river. Inside the big cool cave, there are waterfalls, underground rivers and streams, and many beautiful scenes highlighted by bright lights in a rainbow of colors.

You can take an extended walk inside that lasts for three hours. To avoid slipping, wear shoes that have good traction. Near the end of the tour, you can take the cable car down and enjoy the breathtaking green scenery. You could also hike for several hours back to the parking lot.

Touring Kunming in August — High Travel Season

August is also in the peak travel season, and tourist attractions are very crowded. The price of hotel accommodations, flight tickets and train tickets are higher than usual. Instead of waiting in lines to buy tickets or trying to arrange for rooms remotely, we can help find your hotel rooms and get your tickets by our experience.

Our Most Popular Kunming Tours

August is the hottest month in many places of China. Kunming is a great summer resort attracting a large number of tourists. Not sure what to see and where to stay in Kunming? Just let us know your interests and requirements; we will create a tour for you.

Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
August 1 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 2 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 3 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 4 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 5 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 6 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 7 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 8 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 9 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 10 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
August 11 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 12 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 13 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 14 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 15 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 16 75 °F 23.89 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 17 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 18 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 19 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 20 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 21 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 22 74 °F 23.33 °C 60 °F 15.56 °C
August 23 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 24 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 25 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 26 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 27 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 28 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 29 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 30 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C
August 31 74 °F 23.33 °C 59 °F 15 °C

Kunming Climate Information by Month

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