Huaihua Climate

Huaihua(怀化) is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Hunan Province. It covers 27,564 square kilometers and is bordered by Xiangxi to the northwest; Zhangjiajie, Changde to the north; Yiyang, Loudi and Shaoyang to the east; Guilin and Liuzhou of Guangxi to the south; Qiandongnan, Tongren of Guizhou to the southwest.

Huaihua Climate

Huaihua City enjoys a mid-subtropical monsoon climate zone with four distinct seasons, no cold in winter, no heat in summer, abundant light and heat resources, abundant rainfall, and simultaneous rain and heat, which is beneficial to crop growth. However, due to the influence of terrain, geographical differences and vertical differences are obvious, climate types are diverse, and natural disasters such as droughts and floods occur from time to time.

Temperature of Huaihua

The annual average temperature of the city is 16.4°C. The average annual temperature in the mountain basins in the southwest is higher than that of the northern and southern hills. The coldest month is January with the average temperature of 4.7-5.3°C. July is the hottest month with the average temperature of 28.5°C and the highest temperature of 39°C. In general, the average frost-free period is 287 days.

Sunshine of Huaihua

The sunshine in Huaihua is sufficient and the average annual sunshine hours are 962-1,452 hours. The most annual sunshine hours are in the mountain basins of Zhijiang and Xupu, which are more than 1,500 hours. The least annual sunshine hours are Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County with 1,300 hours.

Precipitation of Huaihua

The average rainfall in Huaihua is about 1,600mm. The average annual rainfall is about 1,600mm in the eastern Huaihua, such as Xupu County, Hecheng District, Zhongfang County, Hongjiang City. The average annual rainfall is less than 1,300mm in western Huaihua, such as Mayang, Xinhuang, Zhijiang, Huitong.

Best Time to Visit Huaihua

Huaihua can be visited at any time during the year and is at its best in spring, summer and autumn. The best time to visit Huaihua for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October. The best time to visit Huaihua for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid September. In a word, Huaihua can be visited at any time during the year and is at its best in spring, summer and autumn.

  • Spring(March-May): Humidity and temperature in spring make this season feel moderate. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
  • Summer(June- August): June-August is fairly slow season for tourism in Huaihua, so accommodation and the tickets may cost slightly less.
  • Autumn(September-November): Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so the price of hotels may be higher.
  • Winter(December-February): It is too cold this period in Huaihua. Of course, it is the slow season for tourism.

Travel Tips for Visiting Huaihua

What to Pack

  • Spring: wind coat, jacket and thin sweaters.
  • Summer: In order to get a comfortable trip to Huaihua in summer, these things are necessary, such as T-shirt, shorts, a light coat, sunglasses, a sun hat, a pair of hiking shoes. Of course, the mosquito repellant and raincoat are your best choices.
  • Autumn: wind coat, jacket and thin sweaters.
  • Winter:  thick coat and sweater, cotton wadded jacket.

What to Notice

1. In China, please had better not travel in peak seasons, such as Chinese New YearInternational Labor Day and National Day. If you want to experience the traditional festival culture, Taking a tour during the traditional festivals of China can get the opportunity to experience the festivals culture.

2. Be careful of the changeable temperature. A few chilly days could be followed by relatively hot weather. So it is better to take some early winter clothes to protect you away from the sudden low temperature.

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