Yunnan Weather

 

Yunnan's varied and diverse climate means that, while Kunming enjoys pleasant spring-like weather for most of the year, the elevated eastern plateau experiences warm summers and mild winters, and the climate can change substantially during a journey of just a few kilometres.

To the west, the valley floors and lower slopes of this mountainous area enjoy warm humid weather, while a temperate zone stands between 2,000 to 3,000 metres, and ice and snow envelop the high summits. Monsoons off the Pacific and Indian oceans provide adequate rainfall, with May through October the wettest months.

The following chart outlines the basic facts for each month. At the bottom of the page is a special graph for Kinming as this is the major city.

 

Major Cities of Yunnan Province
Climate (temperatures and rainfall)

Cities: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Deqen, Xishuangbanna, Dehong, Shangrila

Kunming

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average 8.0 9.0 12.0 16.0 19.0 19.0 20.0 19.0 17.0 15.0 11.0 8.0
Highest 15.0 17.0 21.0 24.0 25.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 20.0 18.0 15.0
Lowest 1.0 3.0 6.0 9.0 14.0 16.0 17.0 16.0 11.0 11.0 7.0 3.0
R
(mm)
Rainfall 13.0 11.0 16.0 27.0 95.0 178.0 221.0 212.0 91.0 91.0 41.0 14.0
Largest 24.0 41.0 47.0 35.0 95.0 85.0 88.0 110.0 85.0 85.0 42.0 36.0

Dali

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average 8.0 10.0 13.0 16.0 19.0 20.0 20.0 18.0 18.0 15.0 12.0 9.0
Highest 16.0 17.0 20.0 23.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 24.0 24.0 21.0 18.0 16.0
Lowest 3.0 4.0 7.0 10.0 13.0 16.0 17.0 16.0 15.0 11.0 7.0 3.0
R
(mm)
Rainfall 14.0 22.0 33.0 21.0 67.0 209.0 184.0 239.0 164.0 100.0 33.0 15.0
Largest 37.0 54.0 45.0 31.0 37.0 91.0 101.0 137.0 113.0 117.0 96.0 62.0

Lijiang (Xishuangbanna)

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average 6.0 8.0 10.0 13.0 17.0 18.0 18.0 17.0 16.0 13.0 9.0 6.0
Highest 14.0 15.0 18.0 20.0 23.0 23.0 23.0 23.0 22.0 20.0 17.0 14.0
Lowest -1.0 2.0 5.0 8.0 11.0 14.0 15.0 14.0 12.0 9.0 3.0 0.0
R
(mm)
Rainfall 1.0 6.0 11.0 21.0 59.0 180.0 238.0 220.0 143.0 70.0 13.0 4.0
Largest 8.0 21.0 14.0 38.0 41.0 76.0 105.0 66.0 59.0 53.0 37.0 14.0

Deqen

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average -4.0 -2.0 2.0 5.0 10.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 11.0 6.0 11.0 -3.0
Highest 6.0 6.0 10.0 13.0 17.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 18.0 15.0 11.0 -3.0
Lowest -12 -8.0 -5.0 -2.0 3.0 8.0 9.0 9.0 7.0 0.0 -7.0 -12
R
(mm)
Rainfall 4.0 14.0 21.0 27.0 27.0 91.0 157.0 160.0 72.0 38.0 8.0 5.0
Largest 15.0 14.0 24.0 28.0 33.0 35.0 72.0 56.0 34.0 40.0 22.0 24.0

Jinhong

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average 16.0 18.0 21.0 24.0 26.0 26.0 25.0 25.0 24.0 23.0 18.0 16.0
Highest 25.0 28.0 32.0 33.0 33.0 31.0 30.0 30.0 31.0 29.0 26.0 24.0
Lowest 11.0 11.0 13.0 17.0 21.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 21.0 19.0 16.0 12.0
R
(mm)
Rainfall 18.0 11.0 20.0 51.0 133.0 186.0 216.0 246.0 137.0 99.0 51.0 26.0
Largest 68.0 50.0 86.0 42.0 141.0 90.0 111.0 152.0 126.0 66.0 50.0 38.0

Dehong

Statistics Average values in the latest 20 years
Month Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
T
(°C)
average 12.0 14.0 18.0 21.0 23.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 21.0 17.0 13.0
Highest 22.0 24.0 28.0 30.0 30.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 27.0 25.0 23.0
Lowest 6.0 7.0 10.0 15.0 18.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.0 17.0 12.0 7.0
R
(mm)
Rainfall 12.0 18.0 18.0 57.0 132.0 313.0 405.0 355.0 164.0 126.0 47.0 18.0
Largest 29.0 32.0 26.0 51.0 88.0 71.0 128.0 144.0 96.0 95.0 68.0 43.0
Shangrila
Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temp. (°C)

Highest

6

6

10

13

17

19

19

19

18

15

11

-3

Lowest

-12

-8

-5

-2

3

8

9

9

7

0

-7

-12

 
Temp. (°F)

Highest

43

43

50

55

63

66

66

66

64

59

52

27

Lowest

10

18

23

28

37

46

48

48

45

32

19

10

 
Rainfall

mm

4

14

21

27

27

91

157

160

72

38

8

5

inches

0.16

0.55

0.83

1.06

1.06

3.6

6.18

6.3

2.83

1.5

0.31

0.2