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Weather in Hangzhou

Hangzhou has a humid subtropical climate, characterised by its four distinctive seasons. The city also experiences two rainy seasons; the Plum Rain Season (late June to early July) and the heavy rainfall season which comes with potential typhoons (August to September).

Spring (March to May) is a lovely time to visit Hangzhou as it brings peach blossom to trees surrounding West Lake. Temperatures gradually increase from highs of 14ºC (57.2ºF) in March to highs of 26ºC (78.8ºF) in May.

Summer (June to August) weekends bring hordes of domestic tourists from places such as Shanghai and Beijing, and this often means hotel rooms can be hard to find, so booking ahead is advisable. The summer months can also be uncomfortably hot and with temperatures going over 33°C.

Autumn (September to November) especially October provides the best combination of mild temperatures and little rain. The average temperatures in October are about 18°C.

Winters (December to February) are fairly cold and the weather is made worse by the city’s high humidity. Don’t let that stop you as there are numerous sights to see like the plum blossom and snowy scenery in West Lake.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thursday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
31
°C
12.9
6
ene
80-100%
997 mb
moderate
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
33
°C
0.5
7
ne
60-80%
1002 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
29
°C
2.6
6
s
60-80%
1004 mb
good
Sunday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
37
°C
0
12
sw
20-40%
1000 mb
good
Monday
OccLightRain
Light rain
30
°C
4.4
4
nnw
80-100%
1004 mb
moderate
Tuesday
OccLightRain
Light rain
28
°C
6.6
7
ssw
80-100%
1006 mb
moderate
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
30
°C
0.6
5
se
20-40%
1004 mb
good
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Last updated: 2020-07-10 01:16:33
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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