Shangri-La Weather in March

It begins to get warm in March. The maximum temperature can go up to 16°C/60.8°F, but the average temperature is between -4°C /24.8°F and 10°C/50°F. There are more cloudy and rainy days, with few snows during the month.

Average Maximum Average Minimum Highest Maximum Lowest Minimum
10 -4 16 -9
50.0 24.8 60.8 15.8

Sunny Days: 7 days

Cloudy Days: 13 days

Rainy Days: 9 days

Snowy Days: 2 days

What to wear and bring

Early March

Early March is the only period when it snows in the whole month. There are a few showers and even some moderately rainy days. As the temperature is between -9°C/15.8°F and 10°C/50°F during this period, it is recommended that you wear warm clothing like down jackets and fur coats when you go out, and put on gloves and hats.

Tips:

Weather on the Chinese Lantern Festival

On the Lantern Festival, it can be quite cold and it often snows, and the highest temperature is around 9°C/48.2°F. The people in China often go out to admire festive lanterns on the day. It is recommended that you wear as warm clothing as possible.

Mid-March

Compared to early March, the temperature rises to around 2°C/35.6°F – 3°C/37.4°F. It is often cloudy and it rains lightly for a couple of days. It is suggested that you wear winter coats, down jackets or heavyweight coats.

Late March

It is warmer in late March, and the highest temperature is between 10°C/50°F and 15°C/59°F. Besides, there are almost all sunny days during the period. It is still suggested that you wear winter coats to keep warm.

Historical Shangri-La Weather in March

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