Guilin Weather-Guilin has a subtropical humid monsoon climate with four distinct but pleasant seasons. Spring is usually the coldest season in Guilin, but the average temperature dose not drop below 8 °C (46.4 °F). Summer is the rainy season, especially from April to July, with the average rainfall of 1,000 mm (1,900 mm for the whole year). Autumn, with mild climate and warm sunshine, is the most pleasant season in Guilin. In winter, the average temperature is around 8 °C (46.4 °F), but you can still see beautiful scenery of snow in some suburban or mountainous areas.
The average annual temperature in Guilin is around 19 °C (66.2 °F). July and August are the hottest months; the temperature averages 28 °C (82.4 °F) and sometimes reaches 30 °C (86 °F). The coldest months arrive in January and February, with the average temperature of 8 °C (46.4 °F). The temperature may drop below 3 – 4 °C (37.4 – 39.2 °F) when it snows.
Best time to visit Guilin is from April to October, espcially in October, when the climate is quite pleasant and the sweet-scented osmanthus blooms everywhere and gives off sweat perfume.However, the peak tourist seasons, including the May Day festival (May1st to May3rd) and National Day festival (Oct.1st to 7th), should be avoided, as there will be crowds of Chinese travelers during this period, causing inconvenience to transportation and accommodation, such as tickets booking and hotel reservation. Thus, tourists had better avoid these period.
One of the best seasons to visit Guilin. Spring is relatively warm in Guilin compared to the cold weather in North China, with blooming flowers and green trees everywhere. The temperature averages at about 10 ℃(50 ºF). Sometimes, there is some light rain, which brings some mystery and enchantment to the city. Travelers need to wear long-sleeved T-shirts, light sweaters and pants.On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself are shrouded in mist, which is especially enchanting.
In Guilin, the rainy season falls in summer, concentrating mainly in May, June, July and August, with the annual precipitation of about 1,000 mm, occupying 50% of the total. The temperature can reach to 30ºC (86ºF). Though it is hot and humid, appreciating the scenery of Guilin in the rain and mist, you will feel as if you were in a misty wonderland. During this season, tourists should wear shorts and short-sleeved T-shirts. Besides, it’s necessary to bring raincoats, umbrellas and sun block with them during this period.
Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Guilin City as well. Due to the cool and comfortable weather, autumn is the peak tourist season of Guilin, with blue sky and gentle wind. Boating on the beautiful river, tourists can see the whole of the beautiful natural scenery reflected in the limpid water, such as the green mountains on both sides of the river. Traveling to Guilin in autumn, long-sleeved coats, T-shirts and light sweaters are enough.The terraced fields of Longsheng are wonderfully golden in the harvest season at the end of September or beginning of October..
Winter is chilly and humid in Guilin, which is the coldest period of Guilin all over the year, with the average temperature of about 8 ℃( 46.4 ºF). There is hardly any snow in Guilin. Winter is the low tourist season of Guilin, thus, due to the fewer crowds, traveling to Guilin during this period of year can be convenient and some money can be saved. However, Chinese New Year, also named Spring Festival, usually falls in February every year, when there are huge crowds traveling in the whole China, thus, tourists should avoid this period. While traveling to Guilin in winter, tourists had better bring some warm clothes, such as down jackets, thermal underwear and cotton-padded clothes.Cold and moist, the coldest month is January; the average temperature being 7.6 degrees, but can still be very pleasant when the sun is out.