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

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

When to go to Hunan, China

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

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

January

January in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Hunan is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Hunan is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Hunan is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Hunan is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Hunan in June, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Hunan can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Hunan is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Hunan is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Hunan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Hunan is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Hunan can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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