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Here's the page where you can find reliable information on China weather. In this column, we would like to provide a brief introduction of the climate and weather in different cities or regions of China, as well as the recommendation on the best time to visit, what to see and tips for clothing.The climate of China dominated by dry seasons and wet monsoons, which leads to clear temperature differences in winter and summer. With its extensive territory and a complex topography, China's climate varies correspondly, the weather differs from region to region. It's hard to find one time in the year when weather is ideal in every part of China. Northern winters, from December to March, can be extremely cold. The best time for visiting the north is spring and autumn. As for the central China, the weather has long and humid summer with high temperatures from April to October. It can also be wet and quite unpleasant on most seasons apart from summer time. In southern China, the summer is a season of typhoons between June and September, with abundant rainfalls but plenty sunshine. Winters are short, between January and March. Autumn and spring can be good times to visit. It's not as cold as in the north, but you'd better bring warm clothes with you while visiting. Western China gets hot in summer, dry and sunny. The desert regions can be scorching in the daytime. Besides, the south-most China enjoys a tropical climate because of its low latitude, while Tibet is under the typical plateau Climate.Because of the stretch of its territories and sites and activities it can offer, China can be visited through out the year. Deciding when to visit China depends on which places you wish to visit, what type of weather you enjoy, and how much a bargain you want. China is a huge country with many different climates and types of landscape. April, May, September and October are the peak tourist months at China's most popular destinations when the weather is the most comfortable. However, the winter months are peak season for trips to China's Hainan Island and to the Northeast Harbin for its world-famous ice-lantern festival.

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Name:Weather in China Reply

Planning taking a tour to China for 8 nights at the end of January. The travel destinations include spending time in Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai... I have been told that it is extremely cold in China in January. I can wait the weather being fine till April but the price goes up. Looking for some opinions based on experiences.

Name:Re: Weather in China

China is such a extensive country that the climate in different spots has different features. So weather and temperature of China in January will depend on different destinations. Beijing and Xian are little bit cold with temperatures down below zero. While Shanghai and southern cities are not that cold. It is better to choose destinations in China according to its weather if it really matters much to you.