Suzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate. It belongs to the monsoon ocean climate zone, with four distinctive season and bountiful rainfall.
Summer is hot and moist, and winter is cold. The hottest month is July, with an average temperature at 28 °C (82 °F), and the coldest month is January, with an average temperature at 4 °C (39 °F).
The "plum rain season" is from June and July, featured by gloomy and rainy weather. In winter it rarely snows, but it is still cold.
The best times for traveling around Suzhou is in spring and autumn. It is highly recommended that you pay a visit between February and April, because the weather is not too cold and flowers are blooming. You can appreciate a lush view of Suzhou. After July, the harvest autumn comes with a pleasant climate. The fresh fruits and a bounty of seafood will surely tantalize your taste buds.
Suzhou has the similar weather with Shanghai, because Suzhou is very close to?Shanghai. There are more weather conditions about Shanghai.
Character of the four seasons in Suzhou
Spring is a season of recovery from the cold days. Although the average temperature is pleasant, early spring is still a little cold. We recommended that you can pay a visit to Suzhou in spring. You can see a colorful and exuberant Suzhou.
Because of rain and coldness, you would better take an umbrella and sweaters with you.
Summer is the hottest season. It has a lot of rainy days in June. The highest temperature is in July, with the highest temperature sometimes reaching up to 38 °C (100 °F).
When you tour around the Suzhou in summer, it is necessary to wear a pair of sunglasses and drink a lot of water.
Autumn in Suzhou is cool and pleasant. From September to November, you can really enjoy outdoor activities because of the fine weather.
The weather is basically?cool and dry. But, there is a large difference in temperature between day and night.
Winter is the coldest season begins from December to February. There may be snow on some days. The average temperature in December is from 3 °C (37 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F), January is from 0 °C (33 °F) to 8°C (46 °F) and February from 2 °C (35 °F) to 9 °C (48 °F).
You can take some coats, jackets, sweater and umbrella with you when you travel around Suzhou in Winter.
Tips for Suzhou Weather
Best time to visit Suzhou
The best time to travel to Suzhou is from April to October, when the trees and flowers of this “Oriental Venice” are luxuriant and in full blossom.
Spring and autumn are the peak tourist seasons, and the weather are very comfortable. Summer is the peak tourist season too, but is hot and crowded. Typhoon strikes the city during the summer, which can bring a quantity of rain.
Try to avoid domestic travel seasons
Try to plan your Suzhou tour by averting the Chinese holidays. Because those attractions will be imbued with many people during the Chinese public holidays.
The crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and Chinese National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most congested time for traveling in Suzhou.