The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world and with a length of 6,307 kilometers (3,900 miles).Runing through eleven provinces,the Yangtze River is situated in the subtropics with latitude of 30 degree north, the weather on Yangtze River features strong wind, humid and less sunshine. The average temperature in July is about 30 °C (90F) and lowest in January is about 10 °C (50F). In summer, there is often thunder storms and heavy rain. The level of water in the river is higher from July and September, while winter is cold and water level lower.
When to visit the Yangtze River ?
The average temperature in spring is about 12-18℃ and in autumn average temperature is 15-20℃. Because of its temperate climate, April, May, September and October are the best time to take a Yangtze River cruise. These four months are the high season for travel and have higher prices than low season (March, June, July, August and November).
Winter is a good season to travel because of its lower prices and it is less crowded. In addition, scenery at the Three Gorges (the most impressive section of the Yangtze River) is more breathtaking because of the much lower water level.