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Guangzhou Weather and Climate

Guangzhou is located in subtropical climate zone, so the climate in Guangzhou is characterized as high temperatures, more precipitation, fewer frost days, less sunshine, low wind speed, frequent thunderstorms, etc. 

Guangzhou weather is generally warm and humid, featuring high temperature, abundant rainfall and sufficient sunshine. Guangzhou has a long Summer with frequent thunderstorm. The Summer temperature can reach 39 ° C in July, consequently, heat exhaustion is a potential hazard for tourists. Winter in Guangzhou is short, with little frost. The lowest temperature is in January when the average temperature is 12° C. Summers are wet with high temperatures, high humidity and a high heat index. Winters are mild and comparatively dry.

The rainy season falls between April and August, and the annual precipitation in Guangzhou is 1736 millimeters. While the all-year average temperature is 20 to 22 ° C, making Guangzhou an ideal destination for traveling. 

Usually, February to March is spring, from April to September is summer, October and November is autumn, and December to next January is winter. 

The temperature of Guangzhou gradually rises in spring, but there can be sudden drizzle. We recommend visitors to take their sweater and light clothes in spring. Meanwhile the spring Canton Fair is usually held from April to May. 

The summer in Guangzhou is relatively long, with the hottest temperature in July and August. There will be occasional typhoons and frequent afternoon thunderstorms, so you'd better prepar well for the rain.

Guangzhou's autumn is mainly sunny and cool, so it is regarded as the best time for traveling Guangzhou. You can bring light clothing such as long-sleeved shirts or T-shirts, plus one or two thin coats and sweaters.

The winter in Guangzhou is short, from December to January. It is a little chilly and also a little frost, but sweaters and thick jackets are enough for this season.