Guilin has a sub-tropical monsoon climate with four mild and distinctive seasons. The weather in January is the coolest with an average temperature of 7.9C (46F).
There are different views in different season. Spring the mountain is full of colorful all kinds, summers has pine and bamboo to view. The mountain is covers with the leaves and chrysanthemum flowers in autumn, and snow flakes covers all over the mountain in winter, sometimes.
July is the hottest with an average temperature of 28.3C (82.9F). Warm clothes are recommended for winter-wear, while in spring and autumn something lighter with a woolen sweater will be comfortable. T-shirts with skirts, shorts or slacks are the best choice for summer when the temperature can be rather high.
Summer is the rainy season, especially in May and June. Always remember to bring an umbrella with you. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking is a must all year round. It would be wise to bring sun block with you, some medicine to prevent heatstroke and insect repellant Local herbal tea also helps travelers to become accustomed to the local weather and water.
The best time to travel in Guilin is from April to October. However, try to avoid the two golden weeks, National Day (1 October to 7 October), and Spring Festival in January or February when all the people in China seem to move around. At these times you can expect difficulties with hotel reservations, ticket booking and traffic conditions and prices are usually much higher.
When to go: best time to visit Guilin is Spring to Autumn
Tourist Season: From March to November
Coldest Months: January and February with temperature as low as 3C
Hottest Months: July and August with temperature as high as 36C
Annual Precipitation: 1,900 millimeters (mainly in May through September)
Best time for a Li River cruise
Best time for a Li River cruise is before or after the rain season. April, May, September and October are peak seasons.
The best season to visit Longji
The best time to visit is in autumn when the rice become ripe and the fields offer a golden vista. The best time for a good photo is at the end of May (filled with water) and early June, when the paddies are pumping with water, the villages are transfering young plant of rice from the seed bed to large areas of rice terrace.