Weather of Yuanyang
With a subtropical climate, a visit to Yuanyang Rice Terraces anytime during the year is possible, though November to April of next year will allow you to catch the terrace fields at their prettiest, and it is the the best time to visit Yuanyang Terraced fields.
In winter and spring each year,the valley is filled with heavy mist, and the two mountains are like islands floating in a sea of cloud. Between the terraces, which reflect silver light, are stretches of green tea plantations. With plenty of rain and heavy mists, the Yunwu Tea (cloud and mist tea) produced in the town by the Yi ethnic group is extremely refreshing.
The climate of Yuanyang county is mainly central sub-tropical monsoon with wet summers and dry winters. Average temperatures range from 26 Celsius down in the Red river valley to 4 Celsius in the upper reaches of the mountains. The annual average temperature is 16.4 degree Celsius, and 1407 mm of yearly average precipitation.