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Zhangjiajie Weather — the Best Times to Visit Zhangjiajie

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zhangjiajie Misty peaks in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are more likely to be seen in April and May after rains

The best times to visit Zhangjiajie are from April to June and from September to November. However, depending on the experience you’re looking for, there may be a different season better suited for what you want to enjoy.

What the Climate Is Like in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is mid-latitude, which gives the area a temperate climate. Temperatures rarely exceed 35 °C (95 °F) or fall below 0 °C (32 °F). Moderate annual rainfall peaks in June.

Note that it can be 10 °C (18 °F) or more colder on the mountain peaks.

Zhangjiajie, in south central China, sits within the continental tropical monsoon climate zone, known for its humidity. This zone experiences clear distinctions between the four seasons.

It is foggy/rainy for over 200 days per year in Zhangjiajie, and the mists make Zhangjiajie mysterious. It might rain or be foggy (obscuring some of the view), but even then the scenery is beautiful.

Zhangjiajie Weather

Quick Climate Info

  • Warmest month: July — the average high is 33 °C (91 °F)
  • Coolest month: January — the average high temperature is 8 °C (46 °F)
  • Wet months: May–August
  • Wettest month: June — with a moderate 210 mm (8 in) of rain
  • Dry months: November–March

Spring (April–May)

The Spring scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkThe Spring scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Weather: temperature 15–25 °C (59–77 °F), warming up
  • What to wear: long sleeves with a jacket and long trousers
  • What to expect: The forest in April is full of vigor, leaves are verdant, buds are tender, and misty landscapes are likely to show after rain. This season is perfect for taking photographs.
  • Good to know: During the Labor Day holiday (May 1–3), Zhangjiajie is usually crowded with Chinese visitors. Arrange your tour well in advance.

Summer (June–August)

  • Weather: average highs 28–33 °C (82–91 °F), hot in the day and cool in the evening, rainy season
  • What to wear: t-shirt, shorts, light coat for the cool early mornings and evenings, sunglasses, sun hat, mosquito repellant, rain gear, a pair of comfortable walking shoes with good grip
  • What to expect: It is hot in the daytime, but you will feel cool when you are in the national park full of green trees. In the rainy days, the mountains will be surrounded by mist, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
  • Good to know: Heaviest crowds are in July and August, which is summer vacation in China. Book your tour in advance.
The Autumn scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkThe Autumn scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Autumn (September–November)

  • Weather: average highs 18–28 °C (64–82 °F), less rain
  • What to wear: a light sweater, hoodie, trousers
  • What to expect: Most of the national forest in Zhangjiajie is evergreen. Wolongling (卧龙岭) in Tianzi Mountain and Yaozi Village (鹞子寨) are the two best places to see fall foliage.
  • Good to know: During the Chinese National Day holiday (October 1–7), the prices for tours and hotels increase by 50–100%. Do book as far in advance as you can.

Winter (December–March)

The Winter scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkThe Winter scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Weather: average temperature range 3–10 °C (37–50 °F), sometimes snowy/icy
  • What to wear: warm and windproof clothes
  • What to expect: The panoramas of snow-covered mountains can make winters special. The most likely time to see snow scenery in the mountains is from mid January to late February. There are a few heavy snow falls at that time every year.
  • Good to know: It is cold in the mountains, with slippery roads, so access may be restricted. There are also far fewer tourists in winter so the main sites are less crowded. Prices of hotels are lower than in peak season.

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