Dunhuang Weather in January

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Dunhuang weather in January is the coldest of the year, and temperature differs greatly between day and night within a day. The average highest temperature is -3°C(27°F) and the lowest -16°C(3°F). It can be sunny most of the time, with almost no rainfall and the monthly precipitation is 1mm. 

Although it is not recommended to visit Dunhuang in January, but one could get big discount for both hotels and flights due to the low travel season. Also, without the usual crowd of peak season, one can visit the scenic areas at a leisurely pace. 

 

Averages for Dunhuang Weather in January

Temperature: -11°C / 12°F
High Temperature: -3°C / 27°F
Low Temperature: -16°C / 3°F
Humidity: 52%
Rainfall: 1 mm
Rainy Days: 1 day
Sunrise: 08:51 ~ 09:04
Sunset: 18:26 ~ 18:59

What to Wear

Winter clothings like parka, downcoat, wool sweater and padded trousers will do a lot to fight against the cold climate at this month. Woolen gloves and scarf are also a must to keep warm. 
Dunhuang Clothes in January January Wear in Dunhuang

Where to Go

When talking about Dunhuang, the Mogao Caves, also known as Caves of the Thousand Buddha, immediately comes into mind.  This is where visitors could learn about Buddhist culture and watch ancient temple architectures. The Mogao Caves is famous for its murals on the walls and ceiling inside the caves, other than the four thousand odd pieces of fully-painted clay sculptures of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. 

Echoing-sand Mountain gets its name from the sound made by wind blowing pass the sand dune. It’s a place visitors have fun playing with sands and partake in activities like sand skiing and camel riding.
 
Acrobatic Dance and Music PerformanceAcrobatic Dance and Music Performance
Dunhuang Folk Customs MuseumDunhuang Folk Customs Museum
Dunhuang Night MarketDunhuang Night Market

Other Tips

Due to the cold and windy conditions, it is advisable to be ready with some medication for cold.  Try to stay indoor if it gets too cold, otherwise enjoy the midday weather. 

What is the temperature in Dunhuang in January?

High/Low Temperatures of Dunhuang in January
Temperatures Graph of Dunhuang in January

Historical Dunhuang Weather in January

Jan Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humi-
dity
(%)
High  Low 
1 -1°C / 30.2°F -13°C / 8.6°F 09:04 / 18:26 36
2 -1°C / 30.2°F -15°C / 5°F 09:04 / 18:27 38
3 -4°C / 24.8°F -15°C / 5°F 09:04 / 18:28 39
4 -2°C / 28.4°F -16°C / 3.1°F 09:04 / 18:29 42
5 -5°C / 23°F -18°C / -0.3°F 09:04 / 18:29 61
6 -6°C / 21.2°F -19°C / -2.2°F 09:04 / 18:30 44
7 -6°C / 21.2°F -18°C / -0.3°F 09:04 / 18:31 38
8 -6°C / 21.2°F -20°C / -4°F 09:04 / 18:32 26
9 -5°C / 23°F -18°C / -0.3°F 09:04 / 18:33 35
10 -3°C / 26.6°F -19°C / -2.2°F 09:04 / 18:32 35
11 -3°C / 26.6°F -17°C / 1.3°F 09:03 / 18:34 29
12 -2°C / 28.4°F -16°C / 3.1°F 09:03 / 18:36 20
13 -3°C / 26.6°F -14°C / 6.8°F 09:03 / 18:37 19
14 -2°C / 28.4°F -14°C / 6.8°F 09:02 / 18:39 20
15 0°C / 32°F -12°C / 10.3°F 09:02 / 18:40 21
16 1°C / 33.8°F -16°C / 3.1°F 09:02 / 18:41 23
17 -2°C / 28.4°F -13°C / 8.6°F 09:01 / 18:42 25
18 -1°C / 30.2°F -12°C / 10.3°F 09:01 / 18:43 17
19 -1°C / 30.2°F -12°C / 10.3°F 09:00 / 18:44 15
20 2°C / 35.6°F -12°C / 10.3°F 09:00 / 18:45 24
21 0°C / 32°F -13°C / 8.6°F 08:59 / 18:47 29
22 2°C / 35.6°F -14°C / 6.8°F 08:58 / 18:48 29
23 2°C / 35.6°F  -9°C / 15.8°F 08:58 / 18:49 38
24 2°C / 35.6°F -12°C / 10.3°F 08:57 / 18:50 29
25 -3°C / 26.6°F -16°C / 3.1°F 08:56 / 18:51 32
26 -6°C / 21.2°F -15°C / 5°F 08:56 / 18:52 35
27 -8°C / 17.6°F -17°C / 1.3°F 08:55 / 18:54 44
28 -6°C / 21.2°F -16°C / 3.1°F 08:54 / 18:55 41
29 -9°C / 15.8°F -18°C / -0.3°F 08:53 / 18:56 49
30 -6°C / 21.2°F -19°C / -2.2°F 08:52 / 18:57 60
31 -4°C / 24.8°F -17°C / 1.3°F 08:51 / 18:59 65
- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2019 -
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