Yangshuo Weather and Climate
Located in the southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo county has the subtropical monsoon climate. The average temperature is 19° C and the annual average rainfall is 1640.2 mm, with the relative humidity of 80%. Yangshuo is an ideal destination to visit all through the year with the best time to visit yangshuo is from spring to fall.
It is important to make sure to be aware of the weather in advance, so that you can prepared for the various activities you will be participating in. Generally speaking, April and May, and from July to mid-November are excellent periods for enjoying the outdoor beauty of Yangshuo.
Spring is a pleasant time to visit Yangshuo. The weather is getting warm up in March. Temperature reaches up to around 20 ° C from April to May in the day time. It is sunny and warm, but not too humid. Typically, the spring of yangshuo is mostly dry, although there is the occasional rain shower. This is the time of the year when the limestone mountains are most spectacular. The flowers are in bloom and the waterlogged rice fields reflect the sunshine. Long bicycle rides and hikes in yangshuo are much more comfortable at this time of year. This is also a good time to visit Longsheng, but you should expect it to be a little cooler there because of the higher altitude.
Summer of Yangshuo begins from late June. The weather becomes increasingly humid, and the temperature reach to the peak in July and August. Air-conditioning and fans are essential, and make sure to wear a hat and apply sun block regularly before going out for any outdoor activity. Swimming is very popular during this period and the nearby Yulong River or hotel pools are good options. You may also explore one of the caves and swim in one of the underground pools.
Autumn is also a prime time to visit the yangshuo county, because the good weather continues to October. The gloomy weather starts in November, when the temperature begins to drop significantly. It does usually become a little overcast from November, although there is not much rain at this time of year. Temperature is moderate at 20 ° C but drop in December, sitting at from about 5 ° C to 15 ° C. For those who prefer cooler weather this can be a nice time to visit. Please note that it can be a little chilly in the mornings and evenings, so it is advisable to pack warmer clothes.
The average temperature in winter is about 8 ° C but there is generally very little rain. It is not the time to enjoy Yangshuo at its best. Somber and dark days may not make you want to go out and explore as much. But it is certainly the time when Yangshuo is most quiet, often preferred by some visitors that don't like the noisy crowded.