Kunming Climate & Weather

Kunming Climate and Weather

With its dry winters and warm summers, Kunming has a subtropical highland climate with conditions that are moderate by Chinese standards. This is in part due to its position on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau at 6,200 feet (1,890m) above sea level. The warmest part of the year lasts from early April to the middle of September, with average high temperatures that tend to remain between 68°F (20°C) and 77°F (25°). Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms are frequent during this period, with the weather likely to be at its most extreme in July. Summer can also have humidity levels of over 90 percent. The cold season lasts between the end of November and early February. Winter temperatures tend to average between 39°F (4°C) and 63°F (17°C), with occasional showers and little chance of snow. Even though conditions are suitable for travel for most of the year, the period between March and October is popular with both locals and tourists.

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