Weather of Lijiang
Weather in Spring
In April and May daytime temperatures can range from 15 to 20 degrees centigrade and warmer (60 to 70F), and rain comes more frequently as spring progresses. By early June rain may fall almost daily.
Weather in Summer
Summers in Lijiang, particularly June and July, are mild and comfortable, but the long season is usually very wet. Temperatures almost never get higher than 25 degrees centigrade (78F), and nights are cool and pleasant. From June through September rain normally falls every day. August in Lijiang may often see spectacular lightning storms, but the frequent rain may make August and September particularly chilly at times, and the usual cloud cover makes this time of year less than ideal for sightseeing.
Weather in Autumn
The rains are almost completely gone by mid-October, bringing bluer skies and slightly warmer weather. In October and November the temperatures are in the upper teens centigrade (60F and warmer) and the nights are crisp and chilly.
Weather in Winter
It is the southerly latitude that makes for warmer winters, despite the city$$s high elevation. In addition, December to February is dry season, and nearly every day sees strong, warm sunshine. Daily high temperatures may reach up to 15 degrees centigrade (60F), while nighttime temperatures are usually go down to just above freezing. Snow rarely falls in the city more than one time a year, though the surrounding mountain areas may see occasional snowfall.