Lying in the subtropical moist monsoon climatic zone, Wuhan has abundant rainfall and four clear seasons. Spring and autumn last almost 60 days for each season. During winter, temperatures can drop to -5oC but snowfall is uncommon. Summer is very hot and humid lasting for about 130 days with temperatures as high as 40oC (104oF). So Wuhan well deserves the reputation as one of China's three summer "furnaces", the other two cities are Chongqing and Nanjing.
Wuhan, abbreviated to "Han", the capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China, with a population of 7.3 million and an area of 8,467 square kilometers. She is the center of economy, culture and politics in Central China and is one of the most important cities in China. Wuhan's civilization began about 3,500 years ago, and is of great importance in Chinese culture, the military, economy and politics. Famous scenic spots in Wuhan include:
Yellow Crane Tower -- Standing at the top of Snake Hill, on the border of the Yangtze River, it is splendid and one of the three famous towers in the south of the lower reaches of the Yangze River.
Guiyuan Temple -- As one of the four biggest Buddhist temples in Hubei Province, the Guiyuan Temple is very famous in Wuhan.
East Lake -- Surrounded by green mountains, it is vast and meandering. The Lake possesses rich botanical resources. There is a large stretch of metasequoia forest.
Hubei Provincial Museum -- The museum display includes a 2000+ year old coffin, which is still in good condition. The ancient Chu music performance is the highlight.
The best times to visit are probably spring (April to mid-June) and autumn (late September to mid-November). the cherry blossom are in full bloom in April and Wuhan is a famous place to enjoy this beautiful scenery.
The winter here is really cold even the temperature is not as low as those in the northern cities. The river winds and humidity will make you feel cold as ten degrees below zero. Unlike northern cities, most families and hotels in Wuhan do not have heaters. Nor a habit of nursing a fire do the local residents have. In this weather travelers can easily suffer from chilblains. So, remember to bring gloves, thick scarf and warm overcoat when traveling Wuhan in winter.
Sizzling heat waves in summer are forcing many residents to stay indoors. That is why there are so many good swimmers in rivers and lakes. Except summer 'furnaces', Wuhan has another title of "steam box". Choose bright color cotton clothes and caps in case of taking a long walk under the sun in summer.