Kunming is renowned as the 'City of Eternal Spring' due to its year-round mild and pleasant spring-like climate. Kunming is located between 102 degrees and 103 degrees east longitude and between 24 degrees and 26 degrees north latitude.
The annual temperature averages 14.5 degrees centigrade. The temperature averages 19.7 degrees centigrade in the hottest month and 7.5 degrees centigrade in the coldest month. The annual precipitation reaches 1,035 millimeters, the frost-free period lasts for 227 days, the annual sunshine totals 2,448.7 hours, and the average relative air humidity is 74%. Such a climate is suitable for the growth of plants and flowers.
Kunming belongs to a low-latitude monsoon climate, and does not have bitter cold in winter or extreme heat in summer. The annual temperature averages around 14.5 oC (about 58.1 oF), and foliage remains green all year thus obtaining its name of the "Spring City". While there is no obvious peak or low seasons for tourism in Kunming; many visitors prefer the lively period from March to October.
Since the temperature between day and night may vary between 12 oC (about 53.6 oF) to 20 oC (about 68 oF), pack warm clothing for night and carry sunglass and apply sun block during the day. Take along water and fruits to avoid dehydration.
January is the coldest season at about 8 oC(about 46.4 oF) while July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 18 oC(about 64.4 oF). May to October is considered to be Kunming's rainy season therefore it is recommended that you carry a lined raincoat.