Lhasa Weather in January
CityWeatherThe weather in January, the coldest month in Lhasa, is windy and dry, with a big temperature difference between day and night. Although located at a high altitude, Lhasa’s January is not so cold during the day when the sun shines. However, the temperature may drop to -9°C (16 °F) at night. Add on some cutting blasts of wind, it can be bitterly cold.
Generally speaking, it is not a good time to visit Lhasa in January due to the coldness and poor natural scenery. However, it is less crowded, costs much less and the ultraviolet rays are much weaker than in summer.
Averages for Lhasa Weather in January
Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
High Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
Low Temperature: -9°C / 16°F
Rainfall: 1 mm
Rainy Days:1 day
Sunrise: 08:46 ~ 08:52
Sunset: 19:07 ~ 19:32
Air Quality in January
Warm winter clothes, such as a down coat, woolen sweater and thick jeans, are a must. Most hotels in Lhasa don’t have heating facilities. It’s advised to wear a pair of cotton boots that are flat-bottomed, water-proof and with projections on the soles.
What to Wear in Lhasa in January
Though snow can be seen all year round in Lhasa, it’s not a good idea to ski on the plateau. Namtso Lake and Ranwu Lake may be frozen and closed for visitors in January, but the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery appear more magnificent under the blue sky. It is also a good time to enjoy the true features of the snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Everest and Mount Namcha Barwa.
Where to Go in Lhasa in January
Bring sunhats, sunglasses, and suntan lotion to avoid being burnt by the strong ultraviolet rays in this high altitude area. Lip balm is also indispensable, considering the extreme dryness. Bring altitude sickness medicine. It’s always necessary to have a physical exam in advance to make you can tolerate the high altitude. Do avoid visiting Lhasa if you have a cold. On arriving in Lhasa, leave enough time to adapt to the local conditions, and avoid any strenuous exercise. Prepare some chocolates in case you lose your appetite.
What is the temperature in Lhasa in January?
High/Low Temperatures of Lhasa in January
Air Quality of Lhasa in January (2017)
Historical Lhasa Weather in January
|Jan||Temperature||Sunrise / Sunset||Humi- |
|1||9.2°C / 48.6°F||-6.2°C / 20.8°F||08:50 / 19:07||28|
|2||7.5°C / 45.5°F||-0.3°C / 31.5°F||08:51 / 19:08||57|
|3||5.6°C / 42.1°F||-6.8°C / 19.8°F||08:51 / 19:09||44|
|4||3.8°C / 38.8°F||-7.1°C / 19.2°F||08:51 / 19:09||35|
|5||5.4°C / 41.7°F||-9.5°C / 14.9°F||08:51 / 19:10||34|
|6||6.3°C / 43.3°F||-9.7°C / 14.5°F||08:51 / 19:11||27|
|7||7.1°C / 44.8°F||-10.1°C / 13.8°F||08:51 / 19:12||27|
|8||5.9°C / 42.6°F||-6.7°C / 19.9°F||08:52 / 19:12||20|
|9||8.5°C / 47.3°F||-4.2°C / 24.4°F||08:52 / 19:13||19|
|10||8.1°C / 46.6°F||-8.3°C / 17.1°F||08:52 / 19:14||26|
|11||5.1°C / 41.2°F||-8.4°C / 16.9°F||08:52 / 19:15||18|
|12||3.8°C / 38.8°F||-10°C / 14°F||08:52 / 19:16||20|
|13||1.8°C / 35.2°F||-6.9°C / 19.6°F||08:52 / 19:16||21|
|14||-0.7°C / 30.7°F||-13°C / 8.6°F||08:52 / 19:17||19|
|15||3.4°C / 38.1°F||-12.6°C / 9.3°F||08:51 / 19:18||21|
|16||8.3°C / 46.9°F||-10.7°C / 12.7°F||08:51 / 19:19||21|
|17||8.8°C / 47.8°F||-9.9°C / 14.2°F||08:51 / 19:20||24|
|18||7.6°C / 45.7°F||-7.4°C / 18.7°F||08:51 / 19:21||22|
|19||8°C / 46.4°F||-6.3°C / 20.7°F||08:51 / 19:22||13|
|20||5.8°C / 42.4°F||-5.7°C / 21.7°F||08:51 / 19:22||15|
|21||7.3°C / 45.1°F||-6.4°C / 20.5°F||08:50 / 19:23||18|
|22||8.6°C / 47.5°F||-8.3°C / 17.1°F||08:50 / 19:24||14|
|23||10.6°C / 51.1°F||-9.1°C / 15.6°F||08:50 / 19:25||18|
|24||11.7°C / 53.1°F||-6.2°C / 20.8°F||08:49 / 19:26||18|
|25||11.9°C / 53.4°F||-7.8°C / 18°F||08:49 / 19:27||16|
|26||14.4°C / 57.9°F||-7.4°C / 18.7°F||08:49 / 19:28||21|
|27||10°C / 50°F||-5.7°C / 21.7°F||08:48 / 19:28||19|
|28||9.1°C / 48.4°F||-8.2°C / 17.2°F||08:48 / 19:29||15|
|29||9.2°C / 48.6°F||-7.2°C / 19°F||08:47 / 19:30||18|
|30||8.2°C / 46.8°F||-6.4°C / 20.5°F||08:47 / 19:31||17|
|31||9.8°C / 49.6°F||-8.3°C / 17.1°F||08:46 / 19:32||20|
- Last updated on Jun. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lhasa Weather in January
Asked by Ananya Shirali from INDIA | Apr. 21, 2019 21:07Reply
I'm an Indian who's dreaming to Visit Lhasa from a long time, is it safe?
How do I get to there? Do everyone know English here? R there places you can stay too?
Please reply ASAP.. Thank you so much!!
Please reply ASAP.. Thank you so much!!
Answered by Sally from USA | Apr. 22, 2019 02:38
Foreigners who want to visit Tibet must travel with a travel agency and apply for a stay permit. You can contact traveltravelchinaguide.com to book a Lhasa tour.