Xi'an Weather

Xi'an Weather

Xi'an weather is mild with four distinct seasons - a warm but variable spring, a torrid summer, a cool autumn, and a dry and chilly winter. The highest temperature occurs in July, 35 – 40 C (95 – 104 F); while the coldest month is January, with the temperature low to -10 – -5 C (14 – 23 F). There is a moderate rainfall caused by frequent summer storms and a succession of overcast and rainy days in autumn.

Bell Tower of Xi'anBest Time to Visit Xi'an
Xi'an climate in spring is usually warm and pleasant, and March to May is the best time of a year to pay a visit. Early autumn running through September and October is also a good season for travel.

 Xi'an 1-Day Group Tour to Terracotta Warriors Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall...

7-Day Xi'an Weather Forecast


Xi'an Weather by Month

Averages for Xi'an Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Xi'an
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Xi'an
Average Temperatures of Xi'an
Average Temperatures Graph for Xi'an
Humidity Graph of Xi'an
Average Humidity Graph for Xi'an
Average Rainfall of Xi'an
Average Rainfall Graph for Xi'an
Air Quality of Xi'an
Average AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Xi'an

Xi'an Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Xi'an, located roughly in the geographical center of Mainland China, has a continental monsoon climate with four distinctive seasons. It is hot and wet in summer, dry and occasionally snowy in winter, and prone to extended spells of rain in autumn.
See more: Where is Xi’an China

Spring (Mar. - May)

Temperatures in spring is subject to fluctuation. The average temperature in March is 8 C (46 F), rising to 14 C (57 F) in April and 19 C (66 F) in May. A sweaters or a thick coat is recommended in early spring in March, and a long-sleeved shirt or a T-shirt with a light jacket will do in April. By late spring in May, you can bring your summer clothes. Gentle breeze and warm sunshine make spring a good time for outdoor activities like climbing the Mt. Huashan or enjoying the cherry blossom at the Qinglong Temple.

 7 Things to Do in Xi’an in Spring

Summer (Jun. - Aug.)

Summer from June to August is hot and a little moister than spring. Xi'an is one of the major 'stove cities' in China, with July as its hottest month of the year. The heat is oppressive but is tempered somewhat by an average of 10 rainy days each month. Indoor attractions like the Terracotta Army Museum or Shaanxi History Museum are good choices in this season.

Xi'an City Wall Park in Spring
City Wall Park in Spring
South Gate of Xi'an City Wall in Snow
South Gate of City Wall in Snow

Autumn (Sep. - Nov.)

The city experiences a fair amount of precipitation during September and October. The weather is generally overcast and cool.  A long-sleeved shirt or a sweater and light coat are appropriate. The City Wall Marathon, a fixture since 1993, is held annually in early November.

Winter (Dec. - Feb.)

Winter weather in Xi'an lasts from mid-November to February the next year. It is dry and cold with a little snow. The coldest time is January with an average temperature of 0 C (32 F), and the lowest temperature sometimes drops below  -5 C (23 F). Remember to bring warm clothing and drink enough water to prevent dehydration. A major winter highlight is the annual lantern fair held on the City Wall during the Chinese New Year in January or February.

- Last updated on Apr. 13, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Weather
Asked by Qing from UNITED STATES | Feb. 19, 2021 06:52Reply
Which months does it snow in Xi'an, Shanxi, China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kim | Feb. 21, 2021 14:54

Based on the previous weather statistics, Xi'an would snow in December, January.
Asked by shammni from MALAYSIA | Dec. 05, 2019 19:29Reply
snow fall in month of January 2020 in Xi'an
Answers (1)
Answered by Phil from USA | Dec. 09, 2019 00:33

The temperature could be around -5C-5C during January based on the previous weather statistics. But it's hard to say whether there will be snowy weather. You are suggested to pay attention to the weather forecast before going there.
Asked by Jeya from MALAYSIA | Nov. 24, 2019 19:50Reply
We are going to Xi'an on 4th to 9th December. Pls advice the dress to wear...
As well can we see and feel the snow that time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from THAILAND | Nov. 26, 2019 19:40

The temperature could be -5C-5C in December. So you need to bring down jacket, woolen sweater, etc. You might run into snow weather or not.
Asked by Mrinal from INDIA | Oct. 09, 2019 21:22Reply
We are going to visit Xi'an on 16/17 October,2019. How will be the weather
and advice for clothing and food
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from NETHERLANDS | Oct. 11, 2019 00:47

According to the weather forecast, the temperature will be 10C to 20C in the following days. It would be a little bit cold. You are suggested to bring jackets, thin sweaters, pants, jeans and sneakers.
Asked by JC from S’PORE | Jul. 19, 2019 19:06Reply
Heading to Xi'an on 13-19 dec. wondering how’s the weather & air quality. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Leila from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 23:32

The temperature will be 0-10C and the level of air quality will be normal. Don't worry.
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