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This post summarizes the weather in December in Lijiang. We offer information on the average temperatures throughout the month, as well as advice on what to wear and things to do.
It is cool in the day and cold at night. The average nightly low temperature is 5 °C (40 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 16 °C (61 °F). The high elevation 2,400 meters (7,900 feet) makes it feel warmer.
There is an unusual 6 hours of sun in December and only about 6 days of rain or snow in the month for a total of about 6 mm of precipitation.
A jacket or sweater, warm shirts, and trousers are fine. It is good to dress in layers for the big temperature drop between day and night. You could sunbathe, so bring the right clothes for that.
Be cautious about this if you have a heart or lung condition or high blood pressure. Most tourists will experience some shortness of breath and get tired quickly for a day or two, and many people use some oxygen on the mountain.
It is low travel seasonin Lijiang in December. There are a lot less Chinese tourists in December than in much of the rest of the year. Foreign tourists come in on their Christmas or winter vacations. We recommend that you book your hotel room and plane/train tickets in advance.
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