The best time for visitors to travel to Three Gorges is April, May, September and October. Visitors can view the green mountains along the bank.
If you wish to view different scenery of Three Gorges. You can choose November and December. During this time, Three Gorges is covered with red maple leaves. Cruising downstream the river, visitors seem to be in the sea of red leaves.
It is subtropical climate at Three Gorges. The climate is effected a lot by geogrphic conditions of the gorge. Among three gorges, Wuxia Gorge presents the typical feature of canyon climate and stands for Three Gorges climate. The average temperature is 18.4℃. The coldest month of Three Gorges is Janurary. The average temperature of this month is 7.1℃. The hottest month is July and the average temperature is 29.3℃. The climatic feature in Three Gorges area is mildness in winter, hotness in summer, abundance of rainfall, distinctions of four seasons. It is not much different from the Sichuan Basin, the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. However, because of deep valleys, thus the sunshine time is short. In winter the sunshine available is just 2 or 3 hours before and after noon, and only 5 or 6 hours in summer. The climate is perfect for tour.