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

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

When to go to Ningbo, China

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

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

January

If you go to Ningbo in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Ningbo during February, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Ningbo can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Ningbo is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Ningbo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

June

In June, Ningbo is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Ningbo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

July

July in Ningbo is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

August

August for Ningbo can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

September

In September, Ningbo is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Ningbo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

October

Traveling to Ningbo in October, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. 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:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

If you visit Ningbo during November, you are likely to find that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ningbo, 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 Ningbo
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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