As the provincial capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu falls into subtropical monsoon climate, with such features as early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and warm winter. The annual temperature on average is 16℃，annual precipitation 1000 millimetres. One of the noticeable features of Chengdu climate is much cloud and mist, and short sunlight, which can be elaborated from a proverb – dogs in Sichuan bark at the sun. Another feature is damp air. So in summer you will feel sweltered although the temperature is below 35℃. In winter the average temperature is above 5℃, and is relatively dry. If you are decided to visit Chengdu in July or August, remember to bring raincoats and umbrellas.