Harbin Weather

Famed as the 'Ice City', Harbin has four distinct seasons with long cold winters and short cool summers. The snow season can last as long as half a year. Harbin weather in January is the coldest with the lowest temperature dropping to -38C (-36F), while it is just 20C (68F) on average in summer.

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The distinctive climate makes Harbin a good travel destination that can be visited at any time, especially from July to September and from December to January, when it always receives tens of thousands of tourists as a summer resort and wonderland of ice and snow.

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Harbin Weather by Month

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Harbin Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Located in the most northeasterly region of China and influenced by continental climate conditions, Harbin is the city with the highest altitude and lowest temperature in China. The average annual temperature is only 3.6 C (38 F).


With little rainfall, the local temperature in spring (March-May) is changeable from month to month. Spring is also the windiest season of the year, accompanied by occasional sandstorms. Visitors have to wear sweaters and cotton-padded jackets, drink enough water and eat more fruit. Lip balm, hand cream and other moistening skin cream are also necessary.


The weather of Harbin's summer, from June to August, is not as hot as the other cities of inland China, with plenty of rainfall. It is the rainiest season of the year, but with little storm. The highest temperature is just 23 C (73 F) on average, which occurs in July. Thus, it is an ideal place to escape the summer heat. Bring both summer clothes like shorts and skirts, a light overcoat for the morning and evening and an umbrella. The annual Local Summer Music Concert reflects 'Oriental Paris' unique charm.


During the transition from summer to winter, autumn (September to October) in that city has little rainfall and a fluctuating temperature. Meanwhile, the temperature differs a lot between day and night. Long-sleeve T-shirts, long pants and a jacket will be enough to cope with the weather of September, but an additional sweater will be needed in middle and late October.


This city in winter (November to February) is the coldest city of China, yet it is also an ideal winter resort. Wool sweater, trousers, hat, scarf and gloves, down coats and cotton boots become must for a winter trip to that city. Take cold medicine as well for the big temperature difference indoor and outdoor. The beautiful and startling snowy scenery will satisfy your desire without doubt. There are many ski resorts there, including Yabuli International Ski Resort, Moon Bay Ski Resort and Erlongshan Ski Resort. The annual Ice and Snow Festival can't be missed particularly.

- Last modified on Jul. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Harbin Weather
Asked by Hawflakes77 from SINGAPORE | Jul. 03, 2019 20:17Reply
Will there be snow fall in Harbin during the month of December?
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Answered by Mia from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 20:53

Generally speaking, there will be high chances of snow in December. You need to bring winter clothes in order to keep warm.
Asked by jonny from CHINA | Feb. 14, 2019 06:57Reply
I am going to Harbin Feb 20th-22nd
will the ice festival still be on even though the temperature is warming up?
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Answered by Keira from POLAND | Feb. 14, 2019 19:10

As I know, the ice festival will last until the end of Feb. Thus you are suggested recheck it before going there.
Asked by Frankie Liew from SINGAPORE | Jan. 06, 2019 20:48Reply
will there be snowing in Harbin during middle of January?
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Answered by Juliana from RUSSIA | Jan. 07, 2019 21:43

According to the weather forecast, there may have mainly sunny days. The possibility of snow would be small. The temperature may range from -15C to -5C. You need to bring enough winter clothes to keep warm.
Asked by Vivi from SINGAPORE | Dec. 29, 2018 00:02Reply
Will It snow in Harbin in late March? Will it a good time to visit? Thanks.
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Answered by Esther from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 02, 2019 19:45

Based on the preivous weather statistics, there may have several snow days in March. The temperature may range from -5C to -15C. Remember to prepare enough warm clothes. In addition, it will be a good time to visit. Have a nice journey!
Asked by Vaishnavi from SINGAPORE | Dec. 15, 2018 10:24Reply
Will it be snowing during last week of Feb in Harbin and Snow Town
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Answered by Owen from CANADA | Dec. 16, 2018 22:41

Yes, based on the previous statistics, the possibility of snow would be high. It will be chilly cold. The temperature may range from -20C to -10C. You need to bring enough winter clothes to keep warm.
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