Jiuzhaigou Valley is noted for its fresh air, with an atmospheric visibility of 50 kilometers. It has lots of sunny days, cool summer and less wind in winter, with favorable conditions for tourism, sightseeing and holidays.
The area has a subtropical to temperate monsoon climate, with a succession of zones cooling with altitude. Valleys are warm and dry, the middle mountain slopes cold and damp. At Nuorilang at 2,400m in the Shuzheng valley the mean annual temperature is 7.3¡ãC, the mean January temperature is -10 ¡ãC and the mean July temperature is 16.8 ¡ãC. The total annual rainfall there is 761mm but in the cloud forest between 2,700m and 3,500m it is at least 1,000mm. 80% of this falls between May and October as the monsoon moves up the valley giving mild, cloudy, moderately humid summers. Above 3,500m the climate is colder and drier. Snow falls between October and April. Monthly precipitation totals are: January 15mm, February 24mm, March 36mm, April 43mm, May 87mm, June 96mm, July 104mm, August 82mm, September 86mm, October 54mm, November 26mm and December 18mm.
Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China
Jiuzhaigou is not only famous for its beauty but also its pleasant weather. The average temperature in Jiuzhaigou is from 9 to 18 centigrade. The altitude of Jiuzhaigou Valley is 3000 meters. It belongs to the moisture plateau climate. It has snow at the peaks of those hills at Jiuzhaigou Valley through the whole year.
The mean temperature in spring is 9¡æ ~ 18¡æ. Before April, there is frozen soil and snow.
In summer, the temperature is stable. The mean temperature is 19¡æ ~ 22¡æ. But it is still a little cold at summer nights. So it is better to prepare a flimsy sweater at that time.
In fall, it is very comfortable and pleasant. The mean temperature is 7¡æ ~ 18 ¡æ. But the temperature changes quickly from daytimes to nights. After October, the soil becomes frozen.
In winter, it is quite chilly. The mean temperature is about 0¡æ. The rainfall in Jiuzhaigou is very little but concentrative. July and August are the two typical rain seasons.
Best time to Visit: April to November is the peak season to visit Jiuzhaigou.
Travel Tips: The travel time in Jiuzhaigou Valley is generally one day. Visitors can travel in two days as well. The busy time at Jiuzhaigou is the National Day and the Spring Festival. The traditional busy season at Jiuzhaigou Valley is every July to October.