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

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

When to go to Guangzhou, China

Based on the climate and weather in Guangzhou, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

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

January

January in Guangzhou is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C), with a few days below 45 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Guangzhou can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Guangzhou during March, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Guangzhou is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Guangzhou in May, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Guangzhou is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Guangzhou during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Guangzhou can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Guangzhou during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Guangzhou in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Guangzhou during December, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Guangzhou, 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 Guangzhou
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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