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

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

When to go to Hubei, China

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

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

January

January for Hubei is brisk. 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Hubei can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Hubei in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about 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
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

May

If you are traveling to Hubei in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Hubei in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Hubei is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Hubei is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Hubei is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Hubei is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Hubei is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Hubei in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hubei, 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 Hubei
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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