South-central China, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to South-central China, China

Based on the climate and weather in South-central China, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for South-central China, China by month

January

January for South-central China can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to South-central China in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to South-central China in March, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in South-central China is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit South-central China during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for South-central China can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in South-central China is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to South-central China in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to South-central China in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you are traveling to South-central China in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

November

November in South-central China is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in South-central China is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South-central China, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in South-central China, 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 South-central China

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