Climate of Kunming
Known as the "City of Eternal Spring", Kunming has one of the mildest climates in China, characterized by short, cool dry winters with mild days and crisp nights, and long, warm and humid summers, but much cooler than the lowlands. The weather never gets very hot in summer; the temperature has exceeded 30 °C only on a handful of occasions. However, freak snowfalls occur in occasional winters. Located at an elevation of 1,890 meters on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau with low latitude and high elevation, Kunming is controlled by a subtropical highland climate. The average highs are around 15 °C in winter and 24 °C in summer.
It is perpetually enjoying tourist season because of the mild climate and plentiful fine days with an average temperature of 19.7 °C. Weather here changes little throughout the year with no severe summer or cold winter. With its perpetual spring-like weather, Kunming provides the ideal climate for plants and flowers. The city is covered with blossoms and lush vegetation all the year round. The period from May to October is the rainy season and the rest of the year is dry. The city has a mean annual rainfall of 1,010 millimeters, with an annual sunshine period of 2,250 hours and an annual frost-free period of 230 days. Extreme temperatures in the city have ranged from 7.8 to 32.3 °C.
Climate Data Table for Kunming
Average High (℃)
Kunming Weather Forecast