Urumqi Weather

The temperature in Urumqi fluctuates greatly between day and night. The weather of Urumqi is extremely dry due to its geographical location and continental climate. Spring and autumn are short while winter and summer are long. Remote as it is, the local inhabitants fondly call it 'Urumqi' which translates to mean graceful pasture.

Urumqi Seasons & Travel Advice

urumqi climate
Playing flute in a park of Urumqi
in the green and pleasant spring
Spring here comes comparatively late. Usually the northern suburb of Urumqi has the first touch of spring in late March, the downtown area some two weeks later and the southern suburb ten days later again. Summer is flowery and lush here and lasts typically for about 90 days in the northern suburb and about 60 days in the downtown area. The mild climate of summer makes Urumqi an ideal place for a summer holiday with the average downtown temperature of about 23C (about 73.4F). From late August, autumn comes, a golden season of fruit harvests. In October you will experience fluctuations between day and night temperatures. The weather of the long winter here is cold with the average temperature of around -15C (about 5F), but the scenery makes up for the cold at that time.

The best period for visiting Urumqi is from May to October when flowers are in full bloom and the melons and fruits smell sweet and are ripe for the picking. Dress warmly even when traveling in the hottest month (July and August) for the temperature differences between morning and night. Be sure to bring a sweater and trench coat in May, June, September and October. During the cold winter (November to March), you will need heavy winter wear.

See also Xinjiang Weather

7-Day Urumqi Weather Forecast


Urumqi Weather by Month

Averages for Urumqi Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Urumqi
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Urumqi
Average Temperatures of Urumqi
Average Temperatures Graph for Urumqi
Humidity Graph of Urumqi
Average Humidity Graph for Urumqi
Average Rainfall of Urumqi
Average Rainfall Graph for Urumqi
Air Quality of Urumqi
Average AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Urumqi
- Last updated on Jul. 18, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Urumqi Weather
Asked by Mujiati from INDONESIA | Nov. 01, 2019 20:50Reply
I am going to Urumqi on 7 - 10 Nov 2019, how is the weather?
I am going to stay at Jinjiang Inn Urumqi Hongqi Road. How far the Tartar Mosque, Qinghai Mosque, Southern Mosque, and Shaanxi Mosque from Jinjiang inn?
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Answered by Theo from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 05, 2019 19:29

According to history weather, the temperature could be -5 to 5C. You need to bring padded coats and other winter clothes. The distance is around 2.2km, 2km, 2.3km, 1.6km separately.
Asked by Ng Zhou from MALAYSIA | Oct. 22, 2019 12:26Reply
Is there any street restaurant in Urumqi open on winter, Dec ?
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Answered by Kennedy from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 22, 2019 23:22

Yes, you can easily find a local restaurant that open on winter. Don't worry.
Asked by Cherina from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 02, 2019 12:47Reply
I am visiting southern Urumqi in October, what is the weather?
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Answered by Boris from USA | Oct. 10, 2019 01:59

The temperature could be around 5-15C during that time. You need to takes some sweaters, hoddies and so on.
Asked by Susie from CANADA | Sep. 11, 2019 20:14Reply
What to wear in October in Urumqi?
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Answered by Alex from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 15, 2019 18:54

The temperature will be 5-15C in October based on the previous weather statistics. You need to wear down jackets, sweater, jacket, coat, etc.
Asked by Ronald Lam from SINGAPORE | Aug. 25, 2019 03:49Reply
Sept weather in Northern Xinjiang
We will be travelling to Northern Xinjiang frm Sept 11to 24 and 25 to27 in Beijing Think its end Autumn so need winter thermal wear & thick trkking shoes for countryside tours.tks
Ronald L
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Answered by Banim from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 28, 2019 19:22

Yes, you are right. The temperature difference between day and night may be a little large.
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