Jiayuguan Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Jiayuguan 2021

 

Surrounded by mountains and deserts, Jiayuguan belongs to a typical continental desert climate. It is dry and cool in summer, cold in winter. The annual average temperature is relatively low, ranging between 6.7 ℃ and 7.7 ℃, and the annual sunshine time is about 3,000 hours. The annual average precipitation is 85.3 mm, and the evaporation is 2149 mm. The frost-free period of the whole year is about 130 days.

Best Time to Visit Jiayuguan

The best time to visit Jiayuguan is from May to October. Spring is still a little bit chilly. Summer is cool and the temperature varies a lot in the morning and evening. Autumn brings enjoyments of the beautiful sunrise and sunset at Jiayuguan Pass. It's snowy and cold in winter. It's better to stay indoors.

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Jiayuguan Seasons to Go

Spring (March - May)
Spring in Jiayuguan is still very cold. Temperature ranges between -9°C / 16 °F and 5°C / 41 °F. It barely rains but sometimes snows, therefore it is very dry. It is like winter. It is mostly sunny or cloudy.
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear winter coats, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, scarfs, gloves, sweaters, snow boots for the chilly spring.
Seasonal Activities
It is still cold in the early spring. Hiking along the Jiayuguan great wall may need to take some more courage bearing the chilly wind. Though The scenery won’t get much influenced by the weather and you can also choose to visit the Great Wall Museum and Wei-Jin Tomb to appreciate the beautiful murals.
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Spring in Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan Weather in March

  • Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • High Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low Temperature: -5°C / 24°F
  • Average AQI: 46
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Rainfall: 4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 07:12 ~ 08:00
  • Sunset: 19:18 ~ 19:49

Jiayuguan Weather in April

  • Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • High Temperature: 16°C /61°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Average AQI: 59
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Rainfall: 5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 06:28 ~ 07:11
  • Sunset: 19:50 ~ 20:19

Jiayuguan Weather in May

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 22°C /71°F
  • Low Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • Average AQI: 46
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 06:01 ~ 06:27
  • Sunset: 20:20 ~ 20:47
Summer (June - August)
Summer is the best time to visit Jiayuguan. The average temperature is between 10°C / 50 °F and 24 °C / 75 °F. The rainy days occur more often than other seasons. However, it is still very dry. Even the summer is not very hot, and the temperature is very comfortable in the early summer. The temperature in one day varies a lot.
What to Wear
Since the strong sunray at noontime, it is recommended to wear sunblock shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other breathable clothes for the day time. For the temperature drops a lot during the night, it is suggested to take some outdoor jackets and sweaters with you.
Seasonal Activities
Summer is the best time to visit Jiayuguan. You can hike around the Jiayuguan Pass, the fortress and the Great Wall (the hanging Great Wall, or Xuanbi Great Wall). If you are interested in Great Wall Culture, you can also visit the first strategic post site and the Great Wall Museum.
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Summer in Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan Weather in June

  • Temperature: 20°C / 67°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Average AQI: 67
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Rainfall: 14 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 05:57 ~ 06:01
  • Sunset: 20:48 ~ 20:59
  • Jiayuguan Weather in July

  • Temperature: 22°C / 71°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • Low Temperature: 15°C / 60°F
  • Average AQI: 73
  • Humidity: 33%
  • Rainfall: 23 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 06:02 ~ 06:24
  • Sunset: 20:42 ~ 20:59
  • Jiayuguan Weather in August

  • Temperature: 21°C / 69°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Average AQI: 52
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Rainfall: 23 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 06:25 ~ 06:53
  • Sunset: 20:01 ~ 20:41
  • Autumn (September - November)
    September is still a comfortable month to travel Jiayuguan and the temperature ranges between 13 °C / 55 °F and 28 °C / 82 °F in early autumn. However, it drops rapidly since mid-October. In the late autumn, it becomes very cold and dry, and the temperature varies greatly between daytime and night.
    What to Wear
    It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, sneakers for the early autumn, and you may need to get to wear much more clothes to keep warm in late October and November like thermal clothes, outdoor down-jacket, snow gaiters, water-proof hiking shoes, etc. Also, bring skincare and lip care product and a water bottle or thermo jug always for the dry weather.
    Seasonal Activities
    The temperature is still warm and dry during the early autumn. You can enjoy the fall foliage on the Qilian mountain. Also, hiking along the Great Wall and enjoying the sunrise and sunset at Jiayuguang fortress are top recommended things to do on a fine day.
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    Autumn in Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Weather in September

  • Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • High Temperature: 23°C / 74°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 49°F
  • Average AQI: 53
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Rainfall: 8 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 06:54 ~ 07:21
  • Sunset: 19:12 ~ 19:59
  • Jiayuguan Weather in October

  • Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°FF
  • Low Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • Average AQI: 50
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Rainfall: 2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1 days
  • Sunrise: 07:22 ~ 07:54
  • Sunset: 18:26 ~ 19:10
  • Jiayuguan Weather in November

  • Temperature: -1°C / 30°F
  • High Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Low Temperature: -7°C / 19°F
  • Average AQI: 55
  • Humidity: 35%
  • Rainfall: 3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 07:55 ~ 08:27
  • Sunset: 18:03 ~ 18:25
  • Winter (December - February)
    The daily temperature in winter is between -11 °C / 12 °F and 1 °C / 34 °F. Staying outdoor in Jiayuguan can be a challenge while the heating system is working at almost every household and the indoor is very comfortable. Since it barely rains or snows and the precipitation is low, it is very dry.
    What to Wear
    It is recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs to keep warm and bring body and facial lotions, creams, lip balms to keep moisturized.
    Seasonal Activities
    Winter is usually very cold and dry. Doing outdoor activities for a long time might be very hard during the chilly winter. However, you may encounter a beautiful snowscape around the Jiayuguang pass and the Xuanbi Great Wall. Great Wall Museum, Jiayuguan Museum, and Wei-Jin Tomb are also recommendable sites all year round.
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    Winter in Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Weather in December

  • Temperature: -7°C / 19°F
  • High Temperature: -1°C / 30°F
  • Low Temperature: -14°C / 8°F
  • Average AQI: 49
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Rainfall: 1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 08:28 ~ 08:47
  • Sunset: 18:02 ~ 18:11
  • Jiayuguan Weather in January

  • Temperature: -9°C /16°F
  • High Temperature: -3°C / 27°F
  • Low Temperature: -15°C / 5°F
  • Average AQI: 61
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Rainfall: 2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 08:36 ~ 08:48
  • Sunset: 18:12 ~ 18:44
  • Jiayuguan Weather in February

  • Temperature: -5°C /23°F
  • High Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • Low Temperature: -12°C / 11°F
  • Average AQI: 86
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Rainfall: 3 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 08:01 ~ 08:35
  • Sunset: 18:45 ~ 19:17
  • How to Plan Your Jiayuguan Tour

    Usually, one or two days are enough to cover most of the highlights in Jiayuguan, which include the unmissable Jiayuguan Pass Scenic Area, the Xuanbi Great Wall, the First Beacon Tower Relic of the Great Wall(the first strategic post), and the Wei-Jin Tombs. All of these attractions are reachable by car from Jiayuguan Downtown within half an hour.

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    Average Temperature of Jiayuguan

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      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C -9 -5 2 9 15 20 22 21 16 8 -1 -7
    °F 16 23 36 48 59 67 71 69 61 46 30 19

    Average AQI of Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Weather

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 61 86 46 59 46 67 73 52 53 50 55 49
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Average Rainfall of Jiayuguan

    Jiayuguan Weather

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 2 3 4 5 10 14 23 23 8 2 3 1
    Days 2 3 2 2 3 6 8 6 4 1 2 2

    Average Humidity of Jiayuguan

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      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    % 64 51 29 29 24 29 33 40 30 28 35 63

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