Yunnan Travel Weather and Climate in May

Yunnan Travel Weather and Climate in May

When you travel to Yunnan in May, May is the start of the rainy season and the temperature starts rising. The daily temperature difference in spring can vary between 12 and 20°C. 

The Temperature in May Yunnan

Generally speaking, Yunnan enjoys a mild climate with pleasant weather but, due to its varied terrain, the weather is also diverse in different regions. In May, temperature ranges from 25 °C (77 °F) to 14 °C (58 °F) in Kunming, and from 23°C (73°F) to 11°C (52°F) in Lijiang, and from 21.7°C (71°F) to 34.4°C (94°F) in Xishuangbanna, and from 13°C (55°F) to 25°C (77°F) in Dali.

What to Wear for a May Yunnan Travel

Take long-sleeved clothes with you, even on the hottest days. Moreover, an umbrella is useful on both sunny and rainy days.

Useful Travel Tips for your Yunnan Travel in May

  • The sunshine in Yunnan is too strong during the day that you’d better take your sunscreen and sunglasses. 
  • You should drink more water, eat more fruit, and prevent dehydration.
  • Yunnan is a province with more minority nationalities. Please respect the living habits and customs of the minority nationalities.
  • Get ready for your Visa, and do remember your passport.
  • Prepare for your SIM card to make sure the internet use in China.
  • Take some medicine with you for emergency use, especially if you are easy to get altitude sickness.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and hats for the strong ultraviolet ray on the plateau.
  • Don’t forget your umbrella and rain gear during the rainy seasons.
  • Pack suitable clothes, windproof jacket and thick coat are suggested, outdoor clothing will be good.

Places to Visit in May Yunnan

  • Kunming as the spring city can be top destination to go and visit the Stone Forest and join the local folk by visiting the Green Lake and experience the leisure life.During Spring, the white buckwheat flowers and potato flowers covering the whole Dongchuan Red Land change this area into red, white and green, which is amazing under the blue sky. Also, Dali Ancient Town shows fantastic look in Spring with refreshing vigorous sightseeing, azure sky, soft clouds, multiple flowers, warm orange sunshine…, so you will surely feel life is really wonderful.
  • Xishuangbanna is famous for its magnificent tropical rainforest scenery and traditional Dai minority customs. Go to the Chunhuan Park, Wild Elephant Valley Forests Park and Jinghong Primitive Forest Park to start your adventure in Xishuangbanna.
  • Explore the natural beauty of Potatso National Park and experience Tibetan Buddhism at Songzanlin Monastery in Shangri-la.

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