Zhangjiajie Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie Climate & Weather


As one of the top ten tourism cities in China, Zhangjiajie is located in the north middle latitude, and it has distinct four seasons and provides comfortable weather for visitors. Zhangjiajie enjoys central Asia tropical mountain prototype monsoon climate with distinct four seasons. In spring and summer, it is cool while in autumn and winter, it is warm. The average temperature is 16.4 to 16.8 °C and the frost-free periods last 245 to 268 days. The city has the average sunlight hours of 1449 hours. In effect, the meteorological feature of Zhangjiajie city is quite different from that of its scenic areas. Take Zhangjiajie National Forest Park for example. The temperature here is 5°C or so lower than that in the downtown due to its 98% forest coverage.In fact, it is difficult to say what is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie, as its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all seasons. If you want to avoid the coldness here, you’d better visit between April and October. Whenever you visit, never miss the best attractions:Tianmen Mountain, Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Tianzi Mountain and Yuanjiajie which are all located in Zhangjiajie City. Click here to check totay's Zhangjiajie Weather.


Flowers blossoming in zhangjiajie's Spring

Spring.from late February to May in Zhangjiajie , is a season in rainy period.But it is getting warmer and warner, the average temperature in Zhangjiajie is 18 °C.  All the flowers on mountains blossom and mountains are luxuriantly green.  It is one of the best seasons to visit Zhangjiajie. The voices of kingfishers accompanied with the tinges of mountain make you feel relaxed. The long sleeves with jackets and jeans are recommended. During the spring time,  everything is starting to become green and fresh, comfortable temperature with  average of 22°C from middle of Mrach. Not too cold and too hot. Spring is good for you if you do not  want to meet the crowds.

 

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Fairy-landscape Scenery in Zhangjiajie's Summer

In Summer, it is hot in the day and cool in the evening in Zhangjiajie. Sometimes, the beautiful clouds and fairy-landscape scenery forms if it rains in Tianmen Mounatin, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and 48-Village Scenic Spot nearby Wulei Mountain. Tourists couldn't miss their sight-seeing in Zhangjiajie's Summer.And the forest in Zhangjiajie national park releases 8,660 cubic meters of oxygen every day during the summer, so you’ll be breathing some of the cleanest air in the world.

 

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The best time to visit Zhangjiajie is the Autumn

Autumn  is a golden time for travelers in Zhangjiajie.To avoid the rain and extremes of hot or cold, but we don't suggest that you visit Zhangjiajie during the Chinese National Day holiday (1–7 October). During these times, many Chinese tourists visit Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang, and the prices for tours and hotels increase by 50–100%.With fewer misty days and  rainy days, the weather will be fine and last for a long time. Be careful of the  cold night in autumn season.The average temperature in Zhangjiajie during the autumn is 20 °C (68 °F), so bring a light sweater and trousers.The recommended time for autumn colors is from late October to early November. It is hard to see vistas of colorful leaves inside the forest park, as most of the forest in Zhangjiajie is evergreen. Wolongling in Tianzi Mountain and Yaozi Village are the two best places to see fall foliage. 

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Never miss the beautiful snow scenery in Zhangjiajie's Winter

Winter in Zhangjiajie is cold. The average temperature is 4 °C (40 °F), and sometimes it gets very windy. We suggest that you bring warm and windproof clothes if you travel to Zhangjiajie in winter.It snows sometimes but not whole winter. The best time to see snow scenery in the mountains is before and after the Spring Festival (from mid January to late February). There are a few heavy snow falls at that time every year.Tourist from south-east Asia couldn't not miss the beautiful snow scenery.

 

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Climate Data Table for Zhangjiajie

         Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
average temperature
(℃)
5.2
6.9
11.1
17.5
22.3
25.7
29.0
28.6
24.0
28.6
23.0
7.8
Rainfall (mm)
60.1
67.1
114.6.
119.6
162.8
208.9
152.4
129.9
73.1
81.4
64.7
38.9
Days of rainfall
11.8
11.6
16.1
16.6
14.9
14.5
11.4
10.1
95
12.0
9.8
8.4