Xinjiang is a landlocked region in western China and is surrounded by high mountains, which causes the dry climate of the place with little rain and strong wind. There is a saying describing Xinjiang weather : you will go through four seasons during a day; the weather is totally varied a hundred miles away.
In sunny days, at noon it is usually hot that you need to wear T-shirts, but when the sun sets, it will turn cold rapidly that you need to put on a thick quilt when sleeping. Don’t miss the chance to taste sweet melons, watermelons, grapes, peaches, pears, etc.
Sunburn is hard especially in southern places, so take sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat. The golden birch woods and the white cooking smoke of local people create a “fairy land”, making the lake a paradise for photographers.
In the Tabla Mayan Desert, there stand large fields of populous Euphrates forest. In autumn, the leaves turn red and yellow, forming unique attractive scenery.
What to Wear: long sleeves T-shirt, thin sweater, baseball jacket, walking shoes Heavenly Lake of Anshan near Urumqi, Hemp Village in Altar and Kashmir are places recommended enjoying the snow.
For full information about the climate and weather in Xinjiang a specific month, click on the corresponding line below: In average, on the morning it is 27 °F and it rains about 9% of the time in March.
By early evening, the temperature averages 59 °F and it rains about 17% of the time in April. At lunchtime, it's 76 °F in average and, in June, 6 days of rain are expected.
In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Xinjiang : the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year. The other cities or locations in China appear on the map with a black icon.
During these two months the weather is cool but the many varieties of fruit reach maturity attracting many tourists from within China and abroad. Being far away from the ocean, the climate in Xinjiang is characterized by a large temperature disparity between daytime and evening time, much sunlight (2500 to 3500 hours per year), dry air and low precipitation (150 millimeters or so annually).
Moreover, in most parts of Xinjiang there is a big disparity on temperature between daytime and evening time during the transition period from summer to autumn. The local people make two lines to express the climate feature: taking on a heavy coat in the morning and changing it into a light shirt at noon to enjoy a mater melon (a popular fruit in summer) while baking oneself beside a warm furnace.
Most of the areas feature a big temperature difference of days and nights in spring and summer and the alternation of fall and winter. In the coldest month January, the average temperature in the Dzungaria Basin is 20ºC below freezing point.
The hottest month July, Turban known as “the Fire Continent”, the average temperature is above 33 °C. Xinjiang is too cold in winter, so tourists need to wear sweater or thick coat.
The busiest three national holidays in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival is an especially crowded time to travel. The advantage of being in China at this time is that you will get the opportunity to experience “first hand” the significance of these celebrations in Chinese culture.
The summer of 7-8 months is an excellent time to appreciate lavender fields and rapeseed, and the landscape of the “eastern Switzerland”, which consists of grassland, lake water and snow mountain, which all will be in its best condition during this period. In September, the very popular autumn scenery of Kansas began to gradually coming to its best stage, the golden yellow birch forest and the futile family of cooking smoke composition of the world, is a photographer's favorite paradise.
At this time, the southern Xinjiang is cooler, and the fruits are ripening and leaves are vibrant and fragrant. • South and North Slope of Anshan Mountain: In spring, the snow melts and grass just unearths; the blue sky, white clouds and green grass make people relaxed and happy.
• Toyukmazar: Located in Shan shan County, it is the most mysterious place in the west of Xinjiang, and the holy land of the Buddhism and Islam. Tourist can enjoy the natural beautiful landscapes, steam and green lawn in Xinjiang.
The autumn months between September and November have the best weather changes from 2210 and fewer tourists without the disturbance of summer heat and winter coldness. In this season, travelers can enjoy the red autumn leaves and the vast desert land.
In winter, Xinjiang has a high quality of snow and a long snowy period with an average temperature lower than 10. • Kansas Lake : Lies in the north of Xinjiang, it is a famous scenic spot with the natural scene from Switzerland.
With a long distance to oceans, Xinjiang features in Temperate Continental Climate. As a result of being landlocked, obviously characterized by an arid climate, low rainfall, evaporation, and temperature difference between day and night, and long hours of sunshine.
Weather Forecast for Major Cities in Xinjiang : MonthRecommended Rate Max Temp. Min Temp. With less rainfall and large area of desert, there are often frequent strong winds and dust storms.
While on the prairies, you will find a vivifying spring: blooming flowers, green grassland and innumerable Cattle and sheep. While in Turban where is the hottest places in China, the average temperature reaches to 40 °C.
Seasonal activities: cruising on the Heaven Lake, Sand Therapy. One interesting thing is that an adult people eat more than 100 kg fruits per year in Xinjiang at average.
Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. In Xinjiang, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, dry, windy, and mostly clear.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Xinjiang for warm- weather activities is from late June to mid August. The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 12 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 65 °F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 28 °F. The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures.
Average Hourly Temperature in Xinjiang JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec 12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold very cold In Xinjiang, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Xinjiang begins around August 28 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around February 12. The cloudier part of the year begins around February 12 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around August 28.
Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Xinjiang changes throughout the year. The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 6 to October 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches.
The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches. We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body.
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point. This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground.
The average hourly wind speed in Xinjiang experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year. The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from February 20 to June 9, with average wind speeds of more than 10.4 miles per hour.
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Xinjiang varies throughout the year. The wind is most often from the south for 4.2 months, from June 1 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 29.
The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest). To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Xinjiang throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, painless days with perceived temperatures between 65 °F and 80 °F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Xinjiang for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures ( 32 °F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year. The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 14 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 4 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. There is only a single weather station, Hohhot Bait International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Xinjiang.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis. This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site. We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series.
While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands. We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.