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

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

When to go to Henan, China

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

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

January

January for Henan is brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Henan can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Henan in March, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Henan in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Henan is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Henan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Henan in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Henan is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Henan, 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 Henan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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