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Kunming Weather in October

Written by Sunny XieUpdated Dec. 25, 2020

Weather: October is cool and a little rainy but often sunny. It marks the end of both the rainy monsoon season and the high tourist season. The average daily low and high temperatures are respectively 12 °C (54 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F). There is about 80 mm of total rainfall, and it rains about 13 of the days of the month.

Clothing: Shirts with long sleeves, a jacket and long trousers or dresses are appropriate. UV radiation is strong on sunny days, so cover your skin if you go outdoors. On rainy days, you'll need rain gear. Wear waterproof shoes with good traction. Check the current weather and forecast>>

Things to Do in October

See the harvest at Dongchuan: During the harvest time, the plots of white rapeseed flowers contrast strikingly with all the red, green, and brown of the fields and earth. You might see a hillside of white and red stripes or a field of several colors. From September to November, part of the land is ploughed while other plots grow. The multiple colors with the blue sky, white clouds and changing hues create a magnificent scene. October is one of the best months to see the scenery at Dongchuan.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Lantern performance during Mid-autumn FestivalLantern performance during Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second biggest holiday in China, and it falls in early October less than 1/3 of the years on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. It is often combined with the October 1 National Day vacation week called "golden week." You'll be able watch and participate in festivities if you go then. People exchange small fruitcakes called moon cakes and drink flower teas. Cassia tea tastes like cinnamon and chrysanthemum tea is energizing

Places to go during holidays: The local shopping centers at Dongfeng Road, Qingnian Road, and Zhengyi Road are central places to shop. The small shops sell locally produced crafts products, moon cakes, and locally grown Chinese herbal teas and green teas. On the evening of Mid-Autumn, people congregate at Daguan Park to share moon cakes and see the full moon. Music and entertainment is provided.

Touring Kunming in October — High Travel Season

October 1 to 7 marks the National Holiday week, and the Mid-Autumn festival may also fall during the month. During these times, more tourists will visit, so the tourist attractions are crowded. The prices for hotel rooms, flight tickets and train tickets are much higher than usual.

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Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
October   1 70 °F 21.11 °C 55 °F 12.78 °C
October   2 70 °F 21.11 °C 55 °F 12.78 °C
October   3 70 °F 21.11 °C 55 °F 12.78 °C
October   4 70 °F 21.11 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October   5 70 °F 21.11 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October   6 69 °F 20.56 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October   7 69 °F 20.56 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October   8 69 °F 20.56 °C 54 °F 12.22 °C
October   9 69 °F 20.56 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October   10 69 °F 20.56 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October   11 69 °F 20.56 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October   12 69 °F 20.56 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October   13 68 °F 20 °C 53 °F 11.67 °C
October   14 68 °F 20 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
October   15 68 °F 20 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
October   16 68 °F 20 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
October   17 68 °F 20 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
October   18 68 °F 20 °C 52 °F 11.11 °C
October   19 67 °F 19.44 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
October   20 67 °F 19.44 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
October   21 67 °F 19.44 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
October   22 67 °F 19.44 °C 51 °F 10.56 °C
October   23 67 °F 19.44 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October   24 67 °F 19.44 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October   25 66 °F 18.89 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October   26 66 °F 18.89 °C 50 °F 10 °C
October   27 66 °F 18.89 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October   28 66 °F 18.89 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October   29 66 °F 18.89 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
October   30 65 °F 18.33 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
October   31 65 °F 18.33 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C

Kunming Climate Information by Month

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