China: Weather

China is a huge country (think of it as the USA turned sideways) with many different climates and types of landscape. Traveling along the Golden Route (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen) is like visiting New York, Chicago, Santa Fe, and Jacksonville, Florida all in one trip.

Therefore, the weather range and variance can likewise be extreme…

Spring: 10-22°C
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes.
Summer: 22°C and above
(reaching ~40°C in the south)
T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear.
Extremely humid in the south half of China
Autumn: 10-22°C
Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes.
Winter: 10°C or lower
(reaching ~25°C in the north)
Overcoat, cotton clothes, lined coats. In very cold areas a cap & gloves.
Extremely cold in the north half of China

May 21st, 2008|
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