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Xian – Best time to go

Best time to visit Xian

Best times to visit

Spring Season

Temperatures increase quickly from March to May, bringing warm sunshine and gentle breezes that make sightseeing a pleasure. Pack a coat in March, and summer clothes by May. Spring sees occasional rainfall and dust storms.  

Summer Season

Xian is very hot and humid from June to August, often uncomfortably so. Indoor attractions are a good idea in the midday heat. Summer sees 10 or 11 rainy days a month on average, with July the hottest and wettest month of the year.  

Autumn Season

Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Xian. September and October encounter a mix of sunshine, showers, and comfortable temperatures. November is significantly colder, when locals warm up by running the City Wall Marathon. 

Winter Season

December to February is cold and dry with little rain or snow. January encounters the most biting temperatures, dropping as low as -4°C. The traditional Lantern Festival brings colour to Xian City Wall in January or February.   

Favourite Season

Summer is peak tourist season in Xian, but we love to visit in spring and autumn, when the weather isn’t too hot, wet, or cold for sightseeing. March, April, May, and October see the city at its best.  

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-4ºC
3mm
Shanghai
4ºC
39mm
Guilin
8ºC
88mm
Hong Kong
16ºC
29mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
5mm
Shanghai
6ºC
59mm
Guilin
10ºC
98mm
Hong Kong
18ºC
57mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
7ºC
17mm
Shanghai
9ºC
81mm
Guilin
14ºC
147mm
Hong Kong
20ºC
43mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
26mm
Shanghai
15ºC
102mm
Guilin
20ºC
214mm
Hong Kong
24ºC
120mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
20ºC
44mm
Shanghai
20ºC
115mm
Guilin
24ºC
354mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
218mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
25ºC
72mm
Shanghai
24ºC
152mm
Guilin
27ºC
437mm
Hong Kong
28ºC
463mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
27ºC
185mm
Shanghai
29ºC
128mm
Guilin
29ºC
223mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
496mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
26ºC
156mm
Shanghai
29ºC
133mm
Guilin
29ºC
140mm
Hong Kong
29ºC
569mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
21ºC
55mm
Shanghai
24ºC
156mm
Guilin
27ºC
87mm
Hong Kong
27ºC
358mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
14ºC
35mm
Shanghai
19ºC
61mm
Guilin
22ºC
70mm
Hong Kong
26ºC
137mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
5ºC
17mm
Shanghai
13ºC
51mm
Guilin
17ºC
64mm
Hong Kong
22ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Beijing
-1ºC
3mm
Shanghai
7ºC
35mm
Guilin
11ºC
52mm
Hong Kong
17ºC
37mm