What to Pack for a Trip to Chongqing
Chongqing weather follows a typical subtropical climate, with very hot and humid summers (June to Aug.) and warm winters (Dec. to Feb.).
Having surveyed our travel guides, our travel consultants, and the locals in Chongqing, we know personally to bring you this information. If you have a trip to Chongqing coming up, and you want to fit in, here are some useful suggestions for you.
In spring, the temperature rises quickly, but is not stable. There are frequent cold spells and strong winds. As a result, a thin overcoat should be carried for a trip to Chongqing in early spring.
In summer, being one of the “Three Furnaces”, Chongqing reaches temperatures of over 45°C during the hottest days of the year. During this time, do bring light summer clothing, such as T-shirts, shorts and sandals. You won't survive in long pants. Besides, umbrella, sunglasses, and suntan lotion are necessary to protect you from the heat of this ‘furnace city’.
In autumn, the temperature remains high and rainy days continue well into the season. When it is sunny it will be very hot and you’ll need protection from the direct sunlight, so your umbrella will be your friend for most of autumn.
In winter (December to February), although the weather is still relatively mild, it is a good idea to bring some warm clothes while visiting the city, particularly when the mercury drops as the sun goes down.
Please note that Chongqing weather remains relatively hot for most of the year, visitors had better hydrate regularly, as the lack of sunshine and cool winds may become quite deceptive for tourists, leading to cases of dehydration.