Belonging to the subtropical moist monsoon climate, Chongqing is hot in summer, warm and foggy in winter. January is the coldest month with the average temperature of 7?(44°F), the hottest month is between July and September with the highest temperature recorded was 41? (106°F). Together with Wuhan and Nanjing, they are famous as “Three Furnaces”.
Four Seasons in Chongqing
Spring - One of the best times to visit Chongqing. It starts to warm up and it’s not as windy as some northern China cities.
Summer - It is very hot in summer and because it is close to Yangtze River, it also feels very humid which makes it even hotter.
Fall - It starts to cool off in this season and you can feel some cool breeze walking outside. Fall is one of the best seasons to visit Chongqing.
Winter - It is not as cold as that of some northern China cities. But it is also not as warm as that of southern China cities. The lasting foggy days make Chongqing "the capital of fog".
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Chongqing is spring and fall, since summer is always too hot and winter is cold.