Monthly climate in Guangzhou, China

Last updated: June 26, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Guangzhou features a humid subtropical climate (Cwa). Temperatures typically range between 16 °C (61 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 4 °C (39 °F) or can rise to as high as 38 °C (101 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 1746 mm (68.7 inches) and receives 166 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Guangzhou enjoys an average of 2968 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 10 hours 44 minutes to 13 hours 30 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Guangzhou, China §

The warmest months in Guangzhou are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 29 to 30 °C (85 - 86 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 16 to 17 °C (61 - 63 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Guangzhou experiences 220 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Guangzhou, China. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 28°C
(83°F)
30°C
(86°F)
32°C
(90°F)
34°C
(93°F)
36°C
(97°F)
36°C
(98°F)
38°C
(100°F)
38°C
(101°F)
36°C
(97°F)
35°C
(95°F)
31°C
(88°F)
29°C
(85°F)
Mean maximum 26°C
(79°F)
28°C
(82°F)
30°C
(87°F)
32°C
(90°F)
35°C
(95°F)
35°C
(95°F)
37°C
(99°F)
36°C
(97°F)
35°C
(96°F)
34°C
(93°F)
30°C
(87°F)
27°C
(81°F)
Average high 20°C
(69°F)
21°C
(69°F)
25°C
(76°F)
27°C
(80°F)
30°C
(87°F)
32°C
(90°F)
33°C
(93°F)
33°C
(92°F)
33°C
(91°F)
29°C
(84°F)
26°C
(78°F)
21°C
(70°F)
Daily mean 16°C
(61°F)
17°C
(62°F)
21°C
(70°F)
23°C
(74°F)
27°C
(81°F)
29°C
(85°F)
30°C
(86°F)
29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(84°F)
25°C
(78°F)
22°C
(71°F)
17°C
(63°F)
Average low 13°C
(55°F)
13°C
(56°F)
18°C
(65°F)
20°C
(69°F)
24°C
(76°F)
27°C
(80°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(80°F)
26°C
(79°F)
22°C
(73°F)
18°C
(66°F)
14°C
(57°F)
Mean minimum 7°C
(44°F)
8°C
(47°F)
12°C
(54°F)
15°C
(59°F)
19°C
(67°F)
25°C
(77°F)
26°C
(78°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(75°F)
18°C
(65°F)
14°C
(57°F)
8°C
(46°F)
Minimum 4°C
(39°F)
5°C
(41°F)
9°C
(49°F)
12°C
(54°F)
15°C
(60°F)
23°C
(74°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(77°F)
21°C
(70°F)
17°C
(63°F)
12°C
(53°F)
7°C
(45°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Guangzhou, China §

Guangzhou usually has the most precipitation in May, June and August, with an average of 22 rainy days and 291 mm (11.5 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Guangzhou are January, November and December. On average, 22 mm (0.9 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Guangzhou, China. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26 (1.0) 62 (2.4) 110 (4.3) 148 (5.8) 222 (8.7) 361 (14.2) 188 (7.4) 292 (11.5) 199 (7.8) 97 (3.8) 21 (0.8) 19 (0.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 3 8 14 14 20 23 22 24 21 9 5 3

Monthly sunshine hours in Guangzhou, China §

The sunniest months in Guangzhou are May, July and August, when the sun shines an average of 9 hours 8 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Guangzhou: January, Mart and April receive an average of 6 hours 40 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Guangzhou, China. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 194 215 207 213 274 255 301 274 272 268 242 252
Mean daily daylight hours 10h 53m 11h 22m 12h 1m 12h 40m 13h 13m 13h 30m 13h 22m 12h 53m 12h 15m 11h 35m 11h 1m 10h 44m

Solar UV radiation in Guangzhou, China §

Guangzhou experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in July, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 12 - 13, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, June and December are in the Moderate / High exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 7. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Guangzhou UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Guangzhou, China. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 6 8 10 11 10 4 13 12 12 10 9 7