When is the best time to go to Kunming?

When is the best time to go to Kunming? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Kunming are April, May and October
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August and September
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • June is the rainiest month

Annual weather in Kunming

For full information about the climate and weather in Kunming a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 40°F/59°F
February 41°F/67°F
March 49°F/72°F
April 58°F/77°F
May 63°F/79°F
June 65°F/77°F
July 65°F/77°F
August 65°F/79°F
September 61°F/76°F
October 54°F/70°F
November 47°F/67°F
December 41°F/59°F

Weather and climate in Kunming

Kunming enjoys a subtropical highland climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Kunming is 72°F (ranging from 59°F in december to 79°F in may). Annual rainfall is 71.9in, with a minimum of 0.7in in february and a maximum of 15.9in in june.
  • In january the climate is just OK. The temperature rises to 59°F and, in january, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • Between february and may the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 94°F and you can expect to have 6.5in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between june and july the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 88°F and, in july, 19 days of rain are expected.
  • From august to october the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 70°F in average and, in october, 9 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of november the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 47°F.
  • In december the climate is correct. It is for example 59°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 1.3in.

Kunming :

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kunming

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kunming: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kunming

Find out when Kunming has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Kunming

  • Very low season in Kunming
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January and February.
  • Low season in Kunming
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, May and June.
  • High season in Kunming
    The number of visitors to Kunming is high in: April, September, October, November and December.
  • Peek season in Kunming
    The largest number of tourists visiting Kunming is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Kunming month by month

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