Before leaving for a tour, the most important factor you look out for is climatic conditions at the place of interest and then you plan your tour accordingly. You choose the right time, clothes and equipment for the tour. Songxi is one of the top 10 villages in the Zhejiang Province in China. This village has a great vibe and energy flowing through the small stoned streets.
The weather in Zhejiang features a monsoon season, abundant sunshine and rainfall, humidity and typhoons. The average annual temperature is about 18°C (64°F), with an average July temperature of 27-30°C (81-86°F), and an average January temperature of 2-8°C (36-46°F). The annual average rainfall of the province is about 1000mm to 1900mm, and its annual average sunshine time is about 17-21 hours. Spring starts in March, with the average temperature between 9-15°C (48-59°F), so April and May are the best time for visiting Songxi. Meiyu Season (or Plum Rain Season, when rainy days are prolonged) is from the end of June to early July. In late summer, typhoons occur with a high frequency, bringing heavy rains. During this period, umbrellas and raincoats are very important to carry when you travel in Zhejiang. September and October feature excellent weather when clear skies and refreshing air can be enjoyed almost every day. In winter, on the other hand, the city suffers from the cold, since most places are not equipped with heating systems. It is not recommended to visit the village during winter.
Songxi Village is located in the Pujiang County in Zhejiang Province, and is well built with unique architecture, it has a history of 1800 years with splendid landscapes and numerous scenic spots and historical sites and has been crowned as the “home of painting and calligraphy.”
Many tourists always consider weather conditions of a destination before they visit. If someone is planning on visiting Songxi they must bring mosquito repellents, sun screens and lots of light clothes because even when it rains it doesn't get cold.
There are a few activities like following the Hidden Stream for which you would need flip-flops and a flash light. When the temperature is too high, people actually spend some time in the Hidden Stream. It is a very unique experience! (By Khuselva Kilani (Kay), participant of the 7th session of Jinhua Homestay)