Suzhou Climate & Weather
Suzhou is located in the eastern coast of China. It has a monsoon humid subtropical climate. It carries the typical season characteristics with hot summers and cloudy winters. North-westerly winds blow from Siberia during winter, and can cause temperatures to fall below freezing at night, while southerly or south-westerly winds during the summer can push temperatures above 35 °C (95 °F).
Suzhou, with its pleasant weather and harmonious natural environment, is generally considered as an ideal place to live. This city has a lot of mild days with sunshine and clean air and sufficient rain to support agriculture and maintain the natural beauty of its many scenic areas.
Character of the four seasons in Suzhou
Spring, with an average temperature of 14.2 °C is from March to May. It is a season of recovery from the cold days. Although the average temperature is pleasant, early spring still has temperatures below 0 °C.
Summer is the hottest season with a lot of rainy days in June. The highest temperature is in July, when it can reach 35 °C.
Autumn in Suzhou is cool and pleasant. From September to November, you can really enjoy outdoor activities because of the fine weather.
The coldest season begins from December to February. There may be snow on some days while most of the winter days in Suzhou are comparatively warmer with an average temperature of 4.4 °C.
Climate Data Table for Suzhou
Days of rainfall
Tip for Suzhou Weather
1.Best times to visit Suzhou
The best time to travel to Suzhou is any time from April to October, when the trees and flowers of this garden city are green and in full bloom.
Spring and autumn are the peak tourist seasons, and are very comfortable. Summer is a peak tourist season as well, but it is hot and oppressive and the humidity makes it almost impossible for people not used to the environment to feel comfortable. In summer, be prepared to sweat after just a few minutes of walking.
The city has some Typhoon spells during the year, none of which in recent years have caused significant damage.
2. Try to Avoid Domestic Travel Seasons
Try to plan your Suzhou tour by avoiding the peak holidays. Because of the Chinese tourists, those attractions become more crowded during these periods.
The most crowded seasons in China are the Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and the National Day (Oct 01-07). The Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the busiest times to travel.