Guiyang Weather and Climate, Best Time to Visit Guiyang
Located in the southwest of China, on the eastern side of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, Guiyang is tempered by its low latitude and high elevation. It has a four-season, humid subtropical climate with plenty of sunlight and ample rainfall. The pleasant climate makes it a cozy city for living.
The annual average temperature is around 15°C (59 F). The mean temperature in January, the coldest month, is 4.6 °C (40°F) and for July, the hottest month, 23.9 °C (75.0 °F). The seasons are not particularly distinct. It is not very hot in summer and not very cold in winter. It suffers frequent unseasonable cold or warm spells, but extreme temperatures are rare.
Rain is common throughout the year, with occasional flurries in winter. So it is recommended to take rainwear along with you whenever you go out. Due to its position on the plateau, you are suggested to do preparation for anti-solar radiation. There is a big temperature difference between day and night. Mornings and evenings can often be rather cool so a windproof coat is necessary.
The year-round pleasant weather of Guiyang allows travelers to visit here at any time of the year. But the best visiting time is late August for its best weather. If you are interested in the traditional festivals of the minority groups, you should visit here in March or April. From April 30 to May 7 there is the Baiyun National Kites Festival and from June to August is the Hongfeng Lake Tourism Festival, lasting nearly two months. One highlight of Guiyang is Huangguoshu Waterfall which presents you with the most splendid view in summer and autumn.