East China, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to East China, China? If you're planning to go to East China, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to East China, China

Based on the climate and weather in East China, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for East China, China by month

January

January is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves

February

February in East China is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

If you vacation in East China during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet occasionally. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

April

April in East China can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

Traveling to East China in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

June

June in East China is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July in East China is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you visit East China during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

September

If you visit East China during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

October

October in East China is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

November

November in East China can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

December

December in East China can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for East China, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in East China, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in East China
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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