Chongqing Climate Map
Chongqing Climate Map - Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate, with the two-season monsoonal variations typical of South Asia. Chongqing's summers are among the hottest in China, as high as 43°C, with an average high of 35°C in August. Winters are fairly mild, but damp and overcast; average January highs are 9°C. It's best to visit the city during spring, autumn and winter.
Chongqing is located in the transition area between the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Middle-lower Yangtze Plain. It is part of the humid sub-tropical monsoon climate belt. The annual average temperature is 18C (64F) to 20C (68F) with a low temperature of 4C (39F) in winter and a high temperature of 40C (104F) in summer. Chongqing weather is famous for the hot summers and the city is known as one of 'the three furnace cities'. The other two are Nanjing and Wuhan. Bring light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and sandals if you come in summer. Also, remember to bring your umbrella, sunglasses, and suntan lotion to avoid the heat of the 'burning furnace'. Chongqing is also a fog city that has about 100 foggy days a year usually in spring and summer. Chongqing receives abundant rainfall, averaging about 1000 to 1400 millimeters (39 to 55 inches) annually. It has plenty of evening rain all year round but it's best to visit the city during spring, autumn and winter.
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