Dali City is located in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province, at the southern end of the Hengduan Mountains. As part of Erhai Plain on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, it is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. Amidst the complex terrains, there are alpine valleys and steep slopes. Many basins can be found, and most of the basins are linear in a strip-like distribution. The climate type is the north subtropical plateau monsoon, with an average annual temperature of 14°C/57.2°F and annual sunshine hours of about 2227 hours. It is quite windy too.
Weather: The temperature averages between 7℃/44.6℉ and 17°C/68℉, and it is usually cold and dry.
Clothing: From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, put on heavy coats and thermal bottoms. From 6 pm to 10 am the next day, down jackets, fine sweaters and cotton-padded coats are required.
Things to do: There are flowers, birds and gorgeous scenery of the mountain as a whole. Cherry blossoms, rhododendrons, and bulbs are changing the beautiful picture. Migratory birds near the Erhai Sea also share the vitality of the season.
Weather: The maximum temperature during the day is around 28°C/80.6°F. It is relatively warm and it rains more than other seasons.
Clothing: From 8 am to 6 pm, wear a pair of shorts or a skirt and a T-shirt, and wear a thin jacket and trousers from 7:00pm to 8:00am the next morning. For high UV radiation there, pay attention to sun protection and heatstroke. As it rains frequently, bring your rain gear for outdoor activities.
Things to do: Erhai is even beautiful under the blue sky. When the breezes blow, one can appreciate the coolness on the seaside. The azaleas and large rapeseeds on the mountains really bring visual treats and relaxation.
Weather: the temperature averages between 15/59℉ and 28℃/82.4℉. It is hot in the day and cold in the night.
Clothing: From 9 am to 6 pm, wear shorts or skirts and T-shirts. T-shirts and jackets and trousers are proper for the time between 7:00pm to 8:00am the next morning. It is recommended that you take sun protection measures, such as sunscreen, sun protective clothing, sun umbrella, etc. for outdoor activities.
Things to do: Dali in the golden fall features colorful charm. Golden rice and ginkgo, blue Erhai sea and the sky, white clouds, green mountains and the snow cover are all part of a beautiful scene. In addition to the local scenery, one can experience the customs and excitement of local traditional festivals such as the Kaikai Festival.
Weather: Dali's winter is not typically cold, with a maximum temperature of around 20°C/68°F during the day. It is cold in the morning and night. The weather is relatively dry.
Clothing: From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, put on heavy coats, fine sweaters and trousers. From 6 pm to 10 am the next day, down jackets and cotton-padded coats are required. A hat, a scarf and gloves are necessary.
Things to do: The beauty of Cangshan and the Bohai Sea is constantly changing with four seasons. Occasionally, snow can turn the ancient city and towers into a wonderland. Occasionally, red-billed Siberia gulls are perching or soaring at Erhai seaside.