Dali Weather in December

Dali Weather and Climate in December

In December, when you travel to Dali,  the weather  is the coldest and driest of the whole year. The highest temperature remains around 16°C (61°F), while the lowest temperature comes down to 3°C (37°F). In terms of the precipitation, it hardly reaches 11 mm in total. In December. Dali changes into a windy city. So, it’s better to check weather forecast before going outside to avoid strong wind. It is a low travel month, so hotels and air companies usually provide favorable discounts.

Historical Dali Average Daily Temperatures in December

December  Average High  Average Low 
1 17.2°C / 62.9°F 4.5°C / 40.1°F
2 17.1°C / 62.8°F 4.4°C / 39.9°F
3 16.9°C / 62.4°F 4.2°C / 39.6°F
4 16.8°C / 62.2°F 4.1°C / 38.3°F
5 16.7°C / 62.1°F 4°C / 39.8°F
6 16.7°C / 62.1°F 3.9°C / 39°F
7 16.7°C / 62.1°F 3.8°C / 38.8°F
8 16.6°C / 61.8°F 3.7°C / 38.7°F
9 16.5°C / 61.7°F 3.6°C / 38.6°F
10 16.4°C / 61.5°F 3.5°C / 38.3°F
11 16.3°C / 61.3°F 3.4°C / 38.1°F
12 16.2°C / 61.2°F 3.3°C / 37.9°F
13 16.2°C / 61.2°F 3.2°C / 37.7°F
14 16.1°C / 61°F 3.1°C / 37.5°F
15 16°C / 60.8°F 3°C / 37.4°F
16 15.9°C / 60.6°F 2.9°C / 37.2°F
17 15.9°C / 60.6°F 2.8°C / 37°F
18 15.8°C / 60.4°F 2.8°C / 37°F
19 15.7°C / 60.3°F 2.7°C / 36.8°F
20 15.7°C / 60.3°F 2.6°C / 36.6°F
21 15.6°C / 60.1°F 2.6°C / 36.6°F
22 15.6°C / 60.1°F 2.5°C / 36.5°F
23 15.5°C / 59.9°F 2.5°C / 36.5°F
24 15.4°C / 59.7°F 2.4°C / 36.3°F
25 15.4°C / 59.7°F 2.4°C / 36.3°F
26 15.4°C / 59.7°F 2.4°C / 36.3°F
27 15.4°C / 59.7°F 2.4°C / 36.3°F
28 15.4°C / 59.7°F 2.3°C / 36.1°F
29 15.3°C / 59.5°F 2.3°C / 36.1°F
30 15.3°C / 59.5°F 2.3°C / 36.1°F
31 15.3°C / 59.5°F 2.3°C / 36.1°F

What to Wear for a December Dali Trip

Dali changes into a windy city. So, it’s better to check weather forecast before going outside to avoid strong wind. It is so cold in early morning and late night, please pack thick clothes with woolen materials, padded jacket, padded trousers etc. In order to keep your feet warm, you’d better choose ankle boots or long boots. Wraps, with local ethnic minorities’ motifs, are popular among women to keep warm. Sometimes, you may encounter strong windy days in December of Dali.

Places to Visit in December Dali

  • Mount Jizu:
    Jizu Mountain (Chinese name: 鸡足山) is a national AAAA level scenic spot in Dali.
  • Dali Ancient Town:
    Dali Ancient Town is a historic town with rich culture located between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Unlike any other Chinese town, the traditional Bai ethnic houses give the town distinctive feel. Travelers can wonder in this leisure town to appreciate the unique ethnic architecture and discover its profound history and culture.
  • Baoxiang Hanging Temple 
    Baoxiang Temple is also called as Shibao Temple. It is known as the “Hanging Temple of Yunnan” since it is situated on the steep cliff.
  • Shizhong Mountain Grottoes
    Located in Shizhong Shan Mountain (石钟山) of the Shibao Shan mountain range, the Shizhong Shan Grottoes (石钟山石窟) are also sometimes referred to as the Shibao Shan Grottoes (石宝山石窟), or “Stone Treasure Mountain Grottoes.” Housed in buildings clutching the mountainside, these ancient grottoes house Buddhists sculptures, statues of Bai deities of the ancient Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms.
  • Nanzhao Customs Island:
    Also named Nanzhao Fengqing Island, is one of the islands in Erhai Lake near the Shuanglang Village. At present, it turns into a theme park, where you could learn traditional ethnic culture and appreciate the unique architecture.

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