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
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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.

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.

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 modified on May. 28, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xian Weather
Asked by LEE SIEW MEI from MALAYSIA | Nov. 26, 2017 03:19Reply
How about going on 2nd week of September to xian. How about the weather??
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Answered by Nicole from CANADA | Nov. 26, 2017 19:06

Generally, there may be many rainy days during that period, and the temperature may be 15-25C. So you need take your shirts, thin jacket and jeans!
Asked by juliana from MALAYSIA | Dec. 26, 2016 02:42Reply
Which would be a better time to travel to xian? early april or early march?
I plan to do activities like going to huashan.
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Answered by Natalie from POLAND | Dec. 26, 2016 20:28

Actually, it's suggested to tour around the city in the early April. The climate would be warmer than the early March. And it will also be a good time to visit Huashan Mountain. About the clothes, you are advised to prepare thin sweater, jackets, long-sleeved shirts, jeans and pants.
Asked by MARISA from THAILAND | Dec. 03, 2016 10:57Reply
I will be Xian in February with my 2 kids(2,4 years old). Could you advise about my kids' clothing?
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Answered by Gloria from IRELAND | Dec. 04, 2016 03:23

To be honest, it will during the coldest period, so down jackets, thermal long john and boots are needed. In case it snows, you'd better also prepare gloves and scaves for keeping warm.
Asked by Rachael from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 23, 2016 13:06Reply
Will be going with young child spending exactly during Christmas time in Xian (25th Dec. to 3 Jan.).
Is it snowy by then? And we are planning to go to mount huashan with cable car. Is it safe during that time? Any snow storm? Thank you!
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Answered by Abbey from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 24, 2016 01:35

The weather forcast shows that it will be cloudy, and the temperature ranges from 30F to 35F. However, there might be snow on the mountain, and much colder than the city proper. It is safe to take a cable car up to the mountain. You are advised to wear hiking boots on the mountain. Take care and keep warm! ;)
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