When is the best time to go to Dali?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Dali are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • Dali has dry periods in July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are January and December

Annual weather in Dali

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

January 54°F/59°F
February 56°F/61°F
March 59°F/67°F
April 65°F/72°F
May 74°F/81°F
June 81°F/88°F
July 86°F/94°F
August 86°F/95°F
September 81°F/90°F
October 74°F/81°F
November 67°F/72°F
December 58°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Dali

Dali enjoys a steppe (or semi-arid) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Dali is 77°F (ranging from 59°F in january to 95°F in august). Annual rainfall is 18in, with a minimum of 0.1in in july and a maximum of 3.1in in december.
  • From january to february the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 61°F in average and it rains about 15% of the time in february.
  • In the month of march the climate is favorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 56°F and it rains about 6% of the time in march.
  • Between april and june the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 99°F and, in june, 1 days of rain are expected.
  • Between july and august the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 95°F°C and you can expect to have 0.2in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is perfect. It is for example 81°F as maximum temperature in october and, in october, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • Between november and december the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 77°F and it rains about 3.1in each month.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Dali

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Dali: 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 Dali

Find out when Dali 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 Dali

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

Figure: Visitor index for Dali month by month

Best time for low prices in Dali

Average prices of hotels in Dali month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Dali. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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