Xining Weather

Located in the northwestern China, Xining is considered to be a summer resort with its continental highland semiarid climate. 

Xining WeatherXining Seasons & Travel Advice

The summer, from May to September, is the best time to go there. The annual average temperature of Xining is about 6.5C (43.7F) while in January the temperature drops to only -8.9C (16F) and in July it reaches the high of 17.2C (63F) on average.

Attributed to the high altitude, the region is encircled in low air pressure weather systems and as such receives high-levels of ultra-violet radiation, so it is very important for visitors to be prepared with a high factor sun block to defend against sun burn.

Another typical climate feature of this region is that the temperature fluctuates widely between day and night. Therefore, several warm garments are also a necessity in your trip to deal with the changeable weather.

7-Day Xining Weather Forecast


Averages for Xining Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Xining
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Xining
Average Temperatures of Xining
Average Temperatures Graph for Xining
Humidity Graph of Xining
Average Humidity Graph for Xining
Average Rainfall of Xining
Average Rainfall Graph for Xining
Air Quality of Xining
Average AQI(Air Quality Index) Graph for Xining
- Last updated on Apr. 07, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Xining Weather
Asked by S c yeong from SINGAPORE | Nov. 06, 2019 19:30Reply
What's the temperature in December and how is the air in xining?
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Answered by Nancy from THAILAND | Nov. 10, 2019 17:11

The temperature could be around -15C to 5C according to history weather. You need to bring winter clothes like down jacket. The air quality might be not good.
Asked by china travel from MALAYSIA | Oct. 22, 2019 19:59Reply
i am planning to visit xining in dec this yeah from 18 to 21 Dec 2019, does xining have snow?
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Answered by Xander from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 24, 2019 02:56

Yes, based on the previous weather statistics, the possibility of snow would be high. It will be chill cold. You are suggested to bring enough clothes to keep warm.
Asked by Owyn from UKRAINE | Jun. 17, 2018 10:47Reply
Camping in Xining in October?
Would it be too cold?
If yes, are hotels open around the lake during this month?
I plan to cycle the lake
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Answered by Liela from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 18, 2018 22:09

Yes, it’s cold during the period. As for hotels, there are many along 109 National Highway near the scenic area. You can have a look!
Asked by Andrea from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 29, 2017 04:52Reply
We are planning to travel to Xining in mid June. What is the weather like then?
Is there a lot rain?
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Answered by Tiffina from FRANCE | Mar. 31, 2017 03:47

Referring to the history weather statistics, it will be rainy in middle June. The temperature may range from 45F to 80F at that time. You are advised to prepare jackets, thin sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, jeans and sneakers. Remember to bring the rain gears.
Asked by Paul from USA | Dec. 07, 2016 11:19Reply
Are late March and early April okay to visit Xining and go hiking at Amne Machin alone?
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Answered by Susan from USA | Dec. 08, 2016 01:29

Actually, it will be windy and cold on the mountain in late March or early April due to the high altitude. The best time lasts from late April to early June, and from September to October. If possible, you may postpone your trip. ;)
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