Kangding belongs to the temperate highland climate with greatly different temperature between the day and night. The complex and varied landforms also made Kangding have the characteristics of several climates. It rains often during July to September, and snows during October to April. Frost-free period lasts for about 150–250 days. The eastern region of Kangding has an obscure four seasons.
It has an annual average temperature of 7.1 °C (45 °F), and a lowest temperature of 27.2 °C (81 °F). The annual average sunshine time is about 1738 hours, and the annual average precipitation is 803.8 mm.
During the rainy season from July to September, it is not a good idea to visit Kangding due to the possibility of landslides. Tourists who want to appreciate the unique charm of modern glacier at an altitude of 2850 meters should make good preparation of warm clothes. The best traveling time is from May to June, during the changing period of drought season and rainy season, when the weather is very comfortable that there are no high temperature and heavy rains. Just make careful arrangements, your trip to Kangding would be of great fun.