Located in the southeastern part of Guangdong Province and the mid-northern margin of the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou is at the confluence of Xijiang River, Beijiang River and Dongjiang River. The hilly area has a high northeastern and low southwestern terrain. There are mountains behind it and the southern sea in front of it. As it is located on the subtropical coast, it has a maritime tropical monsoon climate, which is characterized by warm and rainy weather. It has sufficient light and heat. The summer is long and the frost period is short. The annual average temperature is about 20°C, and it is hot from July to September with typhoons being a frequent occurrence. The hottest month is July, and the coldest month is January. The rainfall mostly falls when it is hot, but the rain is abundant all year around.
Weather: The temperature is about 4°C/39.2°F – 28°C/82.4°F, and it is a little cold with less rain.
Clothing: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, please put on T-shirts and trousers, and from 6 pm to 9 am in the next morning, wear a jacket, a coat and a thin sweater to keep warm.
Things to do: Spring is the season for blossoms. Tourists can see Kapok, Bauhinia, roses and many other kinds.
Weather: The temperature averages about 22°C/71.6°F – 36°C/96.8°F. Summer is the hottest season with the most rainfall of the year. It is hot outdoors during the day and cool in the morning and evening.
Clothing: From 9 am to 6 pm, wear shorts or skirts and T-shirts. Jackets and trousers are proper for the time between 7:00pm to 8:00am in the next morning. Bring rain gear or waterproof clothing. UV rays can be strong on sunny days. Apply sunscreen and put on sunglasses. For outdoor activities, take measures to avoid sunburn and even cut the hours spent outdoors.
Things to do: In the long hot summer, Chimelong Water Park and the river bank of the Pearl River can bring a cool experience.
Weather: The fall in Guangzhou also has high temperatures. The temperature is about 20°C/68°F – 34°C/93°F. The rainfall is normal and it is cool in the morning and evening.
Clothing: From 9 am to 6 pm, wear shorts or skirts and T-shirts. T-shirts and trousers are proper for the time between 7:00pm to 8:00am in the next morning. It is recommended to take sun protection measures, such as sunscreen, sun protective clothing, sun umbrella, etc. for outdoor activities.
Things to do: The fall in Guangzhou is a good time to enjoy lotus. In the Lotus Mountain, water lilies floating in the clear water are beautiful. It is also the time for admiration of maple leaves. The thousand-acre plants in Shimen National Forest Park make it a special place to embrace the fall. Reeds of Nansha Wetland Park will offer a poetic description of the fall.
Weather: The temperature averages around 4°C/39.2°F – 25°C/77°F, and the temperature difference between day and night is great. The air is dry and there is little rain.
Clothing: From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, put on jackets, fine sweaters and trousers, and from 6 pm to 10 am in the next morning, wear cotton jackets and thermal clothes to keep warm.
Things to do: The winter in Guangzhou is the season to watch the cedar. Cedar leaves are astoundingly red or silver. There can be green color occasionally.