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Nanjing climate and weather

Nanjing enjoys a mild monsoonal climate. Seasons are distinct in Nanjing, with usually hot summers and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Along with Wuhan and Chongqing, Nanjing is often referred to as one of the "Three Furnace-like Cities" along the Yangtze River for the perennially high temperature in summer. The average temperature during the year is 15.7 °C (60 °F), with the highest recorded temperature being 43 °C (109 °F) (July 13, 1934) and the lowest  -16.9 °C (2 °F) (Jan 6, 1955). On average it rains 117 days out of the year and the average annual rainfall is 1,106.5 millimeters (43.6 in). The time from mid-June to the end of July is the rainy season, during which the city experiences a period of mild rain as well as dampness. According to the city government's website, the best time of year in Nanjing is from September to December.

Average Data

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Average High (°F)

42/46

45/49

55/58

66/70

76/80

83/86

Average High (°C)

6/8

7/9

13/15

19/21

24/26

28/30

Average Low (°F)

28/31

30/34

38/42

49/52

59/62

67/71

Average Low (°C)

-2/-0

-1/1

3/5

9/11

15/17

19/21

Rain (in)

1.3/1.4

2.0/2.1

2.7/2.8

3.5/3.6

3.7/3.8

5.5/5.6

Rain (mm)

30/35

50/55

70/75

85/90

95/100

140/145

 

Average Data

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High (°F)

88/92

88/92

80/84

70/74

59/63

47/51

Average High (°C)

31/33

31/33

27/29

21/23

15/17

8/10

Average Low (°F)

74/78

74/77

65/68

53/57

42/45

31/34

Average Low (°C)

23/25

23/25

18/20

12/14

5/7

-1/1

Rain (in)

7.0/7.1

4.7/4.8

3.4/3.5

1.8/1.9

1.8/1.9

1.2/1.3

Rain (mm)

175/180

120/125

85/90

45/50

45/50

30/35


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