Monthly climate in Chengdu, China

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Chengdu features a humid subtropical climate (Cwa). Temperatures typically range between 7 °C (44 °F) and 27 °C (80 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -4 °C (25 °F) or can rise to as high as 40 °C (104 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 1183 mm (46.6 inches) and receives 113 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Chengdu enjoys an average of 2745 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 10 hours 10 minutes to 14 hours 5 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Chengdu, China §

The warmest months in Chengdu are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 25 to 27 °C (78 - 80 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 7 to 9 °C (44 - 48 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Chengdu experiences 125 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 3 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Chengdu, 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 16°C
(62°F)
24°C
(76°F)
30°C
(86°F)
36°C
(98°F)
38°C
(100°F)
36°C
(97°F)
37°C
(98°F)
40°C
(104°F)
35°C
(95°F)
30°C
(86°F)
24°C
(75°F)
17°C
(63°F)
Mean maximum 15°C
(59°F)
20°C
(68°F)
27°C
(81°F)
32°C
(89°F)
34°C
(94°F)
33°C
(93°F)
36°C
(97°F)
36°C
(97°F)
32°C
(89°F)
27°C
(80°F)
22°C
(72°F)
15°C
(60°F)
Average high 10°C
(50°F)
13°C
(55°F)
19°C
(66°F)
23°C
(74°F)
27°C
(81°F)
30°C
(86°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
26°C
(79°F)
20°C
(68°F)
16°C
(61°F)
11°C
(51°F)
Daily mean 7°C
(44°F)
9°C
(48°F)
15°C
(59°F)
19°C
(66°F)
22°C
(73°F)
25°C
(78°F)
27°C
(80°F)
27°C
(80°F)
22°C
(73°F)
17°C
(63°F)
13°C
(55°F)
7°C
(46°F)
Average low 4°C
(39°F)
5°C
(42°F)
11°C
(52°F)
14°C
(58°F)
18°C
(65°F)
22°C
(71°F)
23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(74°F)
20°C
(68°F)
15°C
(59°F)
10°C
(50°F)
5°C
(41°F)
Mean minimum -1°C
(31°F)
1°C
(34°F)
6°C
(44°F)
10°C
(51°F)
14°C
(57°F)
18°C
(65°F)
21°C
(69°F)
20°C
(68°F)
17°C
(62°F)
11°C
(52°F)
4°C
(40°F)
-0°C
(32°F)
Minimum -4°C
(25°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
4°C
(40°F)
9°C
(49°F)
12°C
(54°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(66°F)
18°C
(64°F)
14°C
(57°F)
10°C
(51°F)
3°C
(38°F)
-2°C
(29°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Chengdu, China §

Chengdu usually has the most precipitation in July, August and September, with an average of 19 rainy days and 280 mm (11.0 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Chengdu are January, February and December. On average, 9 mm (0.3 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Chengdu, 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) 5 (0.2) 10 (0.4) 23 (0.9) 58 (2.3) 74 (2.9) 89 (3.5) 312 (12.3) 409 (16.1) 118 (4.6) 57 (2.3) 15 (0.6) 11 (0.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 6 10 11 9 22 21 14 10 4 3

Monthly sunshine hours in Chengdu, China §

The sunniest months in Chengdu are May, July and August, when the sun shines an average of 8 hours 59 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Chengdu: January, October and November receive an average of 5 hours 58 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Chengdu, 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 188 225 225 236 261 251 285 290 214 165 197 209
Mean daily daylight hours 10h 23m 11h 4m 11h 59m 12h 55m 13h 42m 14h 5m 13h 53m 13h 12m 12h 19m 11h 23m 10h 35m 10h 10m

Solar UV radiation in Chengdu, China §

Chengdu experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in July, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 10 - 12, which corresponds to the Very High / 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 6. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Chengdu UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Chengdu, 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) 4 6 8 9 10 6 12 11 10 7 6 4