Weather in August in China

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in August in China. Is this month a good time to go to China? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in China in August?

The weather in China in August ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination. August is a summer month in China.

August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Shangri-La with 19°C (66°F) to very warm temperatures in Ganzhou with 34°C (93°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C (77°F) in Ganzhou and 10°C (50°F) in Shangri-La. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Hotan with 3mm (0.1inch) rainfall to heavy in Emeishan with 370mm (15inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 210 hours of sunshine in Beijing during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in China.

Where to go in China in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in China on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in China

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in China?

Average weather in Beijing

In August Beijing generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Beijing
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
31°C / 89°F 
23°C / 73°F 
195 hours 
170mm / 6.7inch 
13 days 
30°C / 87°F 
22°C / 71°F 
210 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
11 days 
26°C / 79°F 
16°C / 61°F 
208 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
8 days 
Climate in Beijing

Average weather in Shanghai

In August Shanghai generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (79°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Shanghai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
32°C / 90°F 
26°C / 79°F 
191 hours 
144mm / 5.7inch 
11 days 
31°C / 89°F 
26°C / 79°F 
185 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
12 days 
poor 
28°C / 82°F 
23°C / 73°F 
169 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
9 days 
Climate in Shanghai

Average weather in Guangzhou

In August Guangzhou generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Guangzhou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
201 hours 
233mm / 9.2inch 
16 days 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
175 hours 
228mm / 9inch 
17 days 
poor 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
169 hours 
167mm / 6.6inch 
12 days 
Climate in Guangzhou

Average weather in Chengdu

In August Chengdu generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Chengdu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
133 hours 
208mm / 8.2inch 
18 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
22°C / 72°F 
155 hours 
197mm / 7.8inch 
16 days 
26°C / 79°F 
19°C / 66°F 
79 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
16 days 
Climate in Chengdu

Average weather in Xi'an

In August Xi'an generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Xi'an
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
181 hours 
99mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
31°C / 87°F 
21°C / 70°F 
170 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
10 days 
26°C / 78°F 
17°C / 62°F 
122 hours 
96mm / 3.8inch 
12 days 
Climate in Xi'an

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in China.

Is August the best time to go to China?

In our opinion August is a good time to visit China with commonly tolerable weather in Beijing.

On average the best time to visit China is in April, May, September and October with generally perfect weather in Beijing. The worst months are January, February and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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