Chengdu’s Climate

Cheng Du Plain

Photo 1: Aerial Chengdu Plain

        Chengdu has a subtropical monsoon climate.

Cheng Du, Surrounded by Mountains

Photo 2:Chengdu, Surrounded by Mountains

        As it is surrounded by mountains, Chengdu also has typical basin climate characteristics . Most of the year it is cloudy, and moist all year round, so Chengdu people love to eat chili for sweating and romoving dampness. Chengdu being home to beautiful women also has a lot to do with the climate here.

cheng du

Photo 3:Clouds and Mist Drift Trough the Mountains Near Chengdu Like a Fairyland

        Chengdu has the climate characteristics of early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and warm winter . The annual average temperature of Chengdu is 16 °C, and the annual rainfall is about 1000 mm. Chengdu’s climate has two distinctive features: one is that it is cloudy and foggy, and the sunshine time is short. The folk proverb “Sichuan dogs bark at the sun (because the sun is rarely seen in misty Sichuan) ” is the visualizable description of this climate feature; the other is that the air is humid. Therefore, although the temperature is not high in summer (the highest temperature generally does not exceed 35°C), it seems sultry; although the average temperature in winter is above 5°C, but because of more cloudy days, the air is humid, it appears very cold. The rainfall in Chengdu is concentrated in July and August.In winter and spring, it is arid and rainless with little snow and ice.

Spring of cheng du

Photo 4:The Spring of Chengdu

        Chengdu is the most fascinating in spring, at this time of the flowering season, the forty miles of hibiscus flower sea is as beautiful as brocade.

Xiling Snow Mountain, cheng du

Photo 5:Xiling Snow Mountain, Chengdu

        The summer temperature in Chengdu is not particularly high, but the air humidity is high and it feels muggy. Although it is hot, Qingcheng Mountain, Xiling Snow Mountain and Tiantai Mountain near Chengdu are the most  ideal summer resorts, green-shaded and quiet.

Wangjiang Building, cheng du

Photo 6:Wangjiang Building, Chengdu

        In the autumn of Chengdu, the sky is clear and the air is crisp, you can go to Luo Dai to appreciate the style of the ancient town, or go to Wangjiang Building to experience autumn atmosphere.

cheng du hot pot

Photo 7:Chengdu Hot Pot

        In winter, you can come to Chengdu to eat hot pot. In the city of snacks and hot pot, feel the warmth of winter. The Xiling Snow Mountain is a wonderful place to enjoy the snow scenery.

hot pot, cheng du

Photo 8: Hot Pot is Very Popular in Winter, Chengdu

        March to June and September to November are the best seasons for visiting Chengdu. During these two periods, there is neither the sultriness of summer nor the daunting chill, the temperature is appropriate, the precipitation is moderate, most suitable for travel, and the periods are also good times to enjoy the scenery around Chengdu. In fact, in this big city that flowers bloom all year round,you can naturally admire the beauty of spring flowers, drink tea in summer, go outing in autumn, eat hot pot in winter.

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