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China in December


China in December : Travel budget & tourist seasons.


Budget your trip depending on your departure time.

Beyond the tourist season (low, medium or high season) of the destination country, prices of your flight, hotel or all-inclusive stays may also vary depending on the demand in your country (our rates are evaluated from western Europe).

Thus, from western Europe, a stay will often be more expensive for a start during the school holidays.

In December, here's what you can expect on average:

  • All-inclusive stays: 1567 € / week

  • Round-trip flight: 500 €

  • Tourist season: low



Climate in December, picked destinations



China in DecemberIn December, weather conditions in China make it a relatively bad trip destination as a whole, however some areas are still recommended. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in December would be between 3.2°C and 10.4°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -32°C and high as 29°C as observed in previous years.

Depending on your exact destination, you can face more or less rain, the average amount of rain observed during December in China is 30 mm and you can have between 2 and 18 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Beijing.

Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is very high and the number of rainy days can vary, therefore you should pick your destination carefully if you decide to go in China in December.

Based on weather conditions, our advice for one of the best destinations in China during December is Wuzhou.


Click on the name of a city to read more details about it, have more climate data history and see weather forecasts.


CitySunlight
(h/d)
Average T
min (°C)
Average T
max (°C)
Record T
min (°C)
Record T
max (°C)
Precipitations
(mm)
Wet daysRating
Beijing6-74-201432
Chengdu2711-119204
Guangzhou51320028306
Guilin5715-224504
Nanjing4210-820506
Shanghai5313-1025356
Shenyang6-14-3-2912143
Shenzen51721529203
Suzhou4410-419405
Urumqi5-12-7-3241018
Wuzhou51320229377
hangzhou4511-722505

China: Climate & Weather


This huge country experiences a great variety of climates, from tropical to temperate which make China a multi-faceted country.

The North

Manchuria and the North East side of China like Shenyang and Peking experience extremely cold winters lasting practically half of the year, from October to April. Temperatures can reach –33°C in the North whereas temperatures in the South, during winter, are around -15°C.

The rest of the year is milder with warm temperatures but there is a monsoon period which can make the climate unpleasantly hot and wet with high rainfall from June to August.

In the mountainous areas the harshness of the winter is compensated by the cool of the summer when, due to latitude, the temperatures are lower than in the other parts of the area.

Autumn, as with the majority of the Asiatic countries, is the best time to go. The months of May and June are also very pleasant as an alternative.

The Centre and the South

If the North of China experiences dry summers and cold winters, a large part of China lives according to the rhythm of the monsoon climate with a wet summer and a cold winter.

This generic leaning towards a monsoon climate linked to a certain similarity in climatic conditions, except in the North of China, should not blind one to the fact that within this vast country there are many regional differences in climate and weather, between the north and the south, ranging between areas that are semi-desert, desert and mountainous.

Central and Southern China benefit from a more tropical and subtropical climate without a really cold winter, even though it can be a little colder in the centre such as Shanghais where minus temperatures are often reached.

In the centre, from June to September, the monsoon is in full swing with abundant rain and a humidity that is so high that it can sometimes be hard to bear. May and October are the most favourable months.

In the South, Hong-Kong in particular, these climatic irritations are accentuated; the strong rains of the monsoon from May to August associated with a stifling atmosphere during this period know their apotheosis with the arrival of devastating typhoons during September. Therefore, a visit between November and December is preferable.
 

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