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Yearly Climate Info -- Lijiang

High elevation, uneven land from south to north and complex mountains of this region gives Lijiang multifarious climates. It has three different climatic zones, ranging from subtropical in the southeast, to warm temperatures in the center, and cold temperatures in the northwest. In addition, the characteristics of vertical climate in some highlands can also be seen in Lijiang. For example, Jade Dragon Mountain with its higher altitude, has five different climatic zones, from warm temperate to alpine.

Lijiang has a clear annual distinction between the wet and dry seasons. The wet season spans May to October, with plenty of rainfall. From November to April belongs to the dry season. Additionally, because of its high average elevation, Lijiang has abundant sunshine all year round, favored with fresh air and charming natural scenery. Of course, don’t forget to protect yourself from the strong radiation from the sun.

Without too much change from spring to winter, the weather of Lijiang allows visitors to get there at any time. However, considering the fairly wide variation in day-and-night temperature in spring and winter, summer and autumn are the most favorable seasons for coming here. Except for summer, when T-shirts and trousers are enough, it’s advisable to take some warm clothes in the other three seasons.

Detailed information about the Average, Maximum and Minimum Temperatures and the rainfall in Lijiang.

Average Data Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
Average High (F) 59/63 64/68 72/75 77/81 78/80 77/80
Average High (C) 15/17 18/20 22/24 25/27 26/29 25/28
Average Low (F) 37/41 41/45 46/52 52/57 59/63 61/64
Average Low (C) 3/5 5/7 8/11 11/14 15/17 16/18
Rain (in) 0.2/0.4 0.1/0.3

0.4/0.6

1.0/1.2 3.7/3.9 7.1/7.3
Rain (mm) 4/9 2/7 10/15 25/30 93/98 180/185

Average Data July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High (F) 79/84 81/86 73/78 70/73 63/68 59/63
Average High (C) 26/29 27/30 23/26 21/23 17/20 15/17
Average Low (F) 63/68 63/66 59/63 54/57 45/52 37/43
Average Low (C) 17/20 17/19 15/17 12/14 7/11 3/6
Rain (in) 8.2/8.4 6.9/7.1 6.0/6.2 3.0/3.2

0.7/0.9

0.2/0.4
Rain (mm) 208/213 175/180 150/155 75/80 17/22 4/9

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