Baotou Weather | Best Time to Visit Baotou, China 2024


Baotou is located in the middle temperate zone, belonging to the semi-arid continental monsoon climate. The annual average temperature is 7.2°C. The coldest month is January with an average temperature around -11°C. July is the hottest month of the year, with an average temperature around 23°C. Baotou has small precipitation and long sunshine hours throughout the year. The annual total precipitation is around 300~420 mm and the annual sunshine hours are over 2,880 hours.

Baotou is also a famous wind city in China. There are many sandy lands and deserts around Baotou City. The vegetation coverage rate is low, plus less rainfall and high evaporation in spring. Every year in March and April, Baotou is windy and sandy. Some extreme weather may occur, like sandstorms. Don’t forget to check the weather report in advance.

Check details information below about Baotou weather forecast, best time to visit Baotou, average temperature, rainfall and wind speed by months and highlights in four different seasons to plan your Baotou, Inner Mongolia tour in 2024.

Best Time to Visit Baotou

Based on the tourism score, the best time to visit Baotou is summer and early autumn from June to September. During this time, the wind is cool, flowers are in their full blossom, fruits are ripe and vegetables are plentiful, travelers may escape the city and spend a cool vacation in Xilamuren Grassland or mountain area nearby. If you like the desert scenery but don’t like the heat, you may visit Kubuqi Desert during September. It’s also the best time to do desert hiking. In winter and spring, Baotou is frozen and covered with snow, but shows visitors a pure elegant drawing of northern countries.

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Baotou Seasons to Go

Winter (December to February) and Spring (March to May) are freezing and dry in Baotou. June to August is summer in Baotou with warm and moderate weather, and the UV rays are strong. The temperature drops fast in Autumn in Baotou from September to November and the freezing weather is cool with little precipitation.

Baotou Summer (June, July and August)

Summer is the peak tourist season in Baotou. The daily maximum temperature ranges from 27°C to 30°C, and the daily minimum temperature is 14°C~17°C. July and August are the two months with the highest monthly rainfall, accounting for 50% of the total annual precipitation. Summer is the best time to visit grasslands and mountain areas in Hohhot.

What to Wear: The daytime temperature in Baotou summer is relatively high, visitors can wear short sleeves, skirts and other summer clothes, but you are recommended to bring a long-sleeved shirt and trousers. The temperature difference between day and night in Baotou is big, and the night might be cool. Moreover, when you visit grasslands or the surrounding deserts, it is more convenient to wear trousers. Accessories like sunglasses, hats, sand masks, sunblocks, repellent and pills for carsick, etc. are also recommended.

Seasonal Activities in Baotou Summer

1. You may appreciate the idyllic grassland scenery of “between the vast sky and the boundless earth, flocks and herds appear as grass bends to wind.” in Xilamuren Grassland, enjoy rich grassland activities like horse riding and archery, etc. and special performances like whistling and playing horse-headed fiddles, etc. You may also taste traditional Mongolian cuisine at Zhama Banquet - a famous greeting ceremony on the grasslands. Visiting grasslands in mid-July, you may also have a chance to see the grand Mongolian Festival - the Naadam Festival.

2. Besides having fun in grassland resorts, Meidaizhao at the foot of Yinshan Mountain and Wudangzhao in Wudanggou Valley are also worth visiting in summer, not only for the charming surrounding natural scenery, but also for the rich ethnic and religious culture.

3. If you want to get away from the crowds, find a niche but charming places to escape summer heat and the hustle of city life, Meiligeng (梅力更) and Chunkun Mountain (春坤山) might be good places to go.

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Baotou Weather in June

  • Temperature: 21.5°C / 70.5°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C / 82.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Rainfall: 28 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.8
  • Baotou Weather in July

  • Temperature: 23°C / 73.5°F
  • High Temperature: 29.5°C / 85°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 62.5°F
  • Rainfall: 81 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.6
  • Baotou Weather in August

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 80.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 15.3°C / 59.5°F
  • Rainfall: 88 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.4
  • Baotou Autumn (September, October and November)

    Autumn in Baotou is cool and chilly with seldom rainfall and rapidly dropping temperature. The average monthly temperature is around 15°C in September, down to 7°C in October and only -2°C in November. The average monthly precipitation also shows a downward trend from nearly 40 mm in September to only 4 mm in November.

    What to Wear: Visit Baotou in early autumn, visitors are recommended to wear trousers, long sleeves, windbreakers and sweaters, etc. and add some warm clothes, thick coats during night. In mid and deep autumn, you need to wear overcoats and thin sweaters even during the day. If you are going to visit deserts, remember to bring sand-proof, sun-proof and wind proof stuff like sunglasses, sunblocks, masks, hats and scarfs, etc. If you are planning to do desert hiking, wear ankle waterproof boots and thick cotton socks. Other outdoor travelling equipment like alpenstocks, sport bottles, goggles, etc. are also recommended.

    Seasonal Activities in Baotou Autumn

    Early autumn is the best time to visit the desert around Baotou. If you are a hiker and interested in desert hiking, you may hire a desert guide and supply trucks and spend 2-3 days hiking through Kubuqi Desert from Engebei to Resonant Dune Bay. If you are travelling with kids, prefer a more relaxing desert vacation, and want to spend a few days in the desert, Seven-star Lake Scenic Area and Resonant Dune Bay Scenic Area in Kubuqi Desert are more recommended.

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    Baotou Weather in September

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 22°C / 71.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Rainfall: 29 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.2
  • Baotou Weather in October

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • Low Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • Rainfall: 17 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.3
  • Baotou Weather in November

  • Temperature: -2°C / 28°F
  • High Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Low Temperature: -7°C / 19.5°F
  • Rainfall: 4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.4
  • Baotou Winter (December, January and February)

    Baotou is cold in winter. The average temperatures of the three months are all below zero, -9°C in December, -11°C in January and -7°C in February. Precipitation in winter is very little, generally in the form of snow.

    What to Wear: Thermal underwear, sweaters, fleece series, waterproof jackets, cold-proof shoes, woolen caps, scarf and gloves, etc. are suitable for winter.

    Seasonal Activities in Baotou Winter

    Winter in Baotou is cold, but it's also the off-season for tourism, which means less crowded in most scenic areas and lower travel costs. It is also a good choice to visit the desert in winter as long as you wear thick clothes and do well in keeping warm. Although it is cold in winter, many temples will hold temple fairs during festivals. Therefore, if you are a believer or interested in Buddhist culture, you can take the time to visit the famous temples in Baotou in winter, such as Wudangzhao, Meidaizhao, Miaofa Zen Temple and so on. Travelers can also visit some famous historical sites or museums nearby, like the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Ordos or the Northern Weapon City, etc.

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    Baotou Weather in December

  • Temperature: -9°C / 16°F
  • High Temperature: -2°C / 28.5°F
  • Low Temperature: -14°C / 7°F
  • Rainfall: 1.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1.5 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.4
  • Baotou Weather in January

  • Temperature: -11°C / 12°F
  • High Temperature: -4°C / 25°F
  • Low Temperature: -17°C / 1.4°F
  • Rainfall: 2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1.5 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.3
  • Baotou Weather in February

  • Temperature: -7°C / 19°F
  • High Temperature: 0.5°C / 33°F
  • Low Temperature: -13°C / 8.5°F
  • Rainfall: 4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.6
  • Baotou Spring (March, April and May)

    Temperatures in March are still low in Baotou, with an average temperature around 1°C. It gradually rises in April and May, with average temperature of 9.5°C and 16.5°C respectively. Spring in Baotou is dry and windy, the total precipitation of this season is only about 20mm. The average wind speed in Baotou reaches its peak in April, about 3.2 meters per second. So April is also the month when sandstorms are most likely to occur. Remember to check the weather forecast before your trip. You may visit some highligts in Baotou city, such as feed lovely deers in Sahantala City Park, meet migrating birds at Nanhai Wetland Park, etc.

    What to Wear: Pay attention to keeping warm in early spring, wearing down jackets, cotton clothes, thick sweaters and other winter clothes. When the temperature rises, you can wear less underneath, but because the wind is relatively strong in spring, windbreakers, windproof jackets and sand masks, etc. are recommended.

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    Baotou Weather in March

  • Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • High Temperature: 7.5°C / 45.5°F
  • Low Temperature: -5.5°C / 22°F
  • Rainfall: 8 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 3.2
  • Baotou Weather in April

  • Temperature: 9.5°C / 48°F
  • High Temperature: 17°C / 62.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 2°C / 36°F
  • Rainfall: 17 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 3.2
  • Baotou Weather in May

  • Temperature: 16.7°C / 61°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Low Temperature: 8.5°C / 47°F
  • Rainfall: 28 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Wind Speed (m/s): 2.8
  • How to Plan a Baotou Tour

    Best Time to Visit Baotou: May ~ October, especially in June, July, August and September…

    How to Get There: Flights from Beijing (1.5hrs), Shanghai (3hrs), Xian (2.5hrs), Chengdu (2.5hrs), etc. and bullet train from Beijing (3.5-4hrs), Datong (3.5-4hrs), etc.

    People usually take 2-3 days to explore diverse natural and cultural landscapes in Baotou. 1 day to visit famous Buddhist temples (Wudangzhao Monastery, Meidaozhao Monastery) and highlights in Baotou downtown; 1 day to visit Xilamuren Grassland (located between Hohhot and Baotou and closer to Hohhot city) and enjoy grassland activities and performances; 1 day to spend a relaxing desert vacation at Resonant Sand Bay and have fun with featured desert activities like camel riding and sand sliding, etc.; If you’re interested in desert hiking, you are recommended to spend more days extending to the more authentic Yemingsha Scenic Area. It usually takes 3 days to hike across the desert from east (Engebei) to west (Resonant Sand Bay).

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    More than 80% of tourists would start their Inner Mongolia trip from Hohhot and visit Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos together. A classic central Inner Mongolia trip takes about 5 days, which includes visiting famous Buddhist temples and historical sites, having fun in grasslands and trekking through deserts.

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    For those who have more time, may continue their trip to Hulunbuir (4~5 days), Badain Jaran (3~5 days), Xilingol (4-5 days) and Chifeng (4~5 days), etc. If you visit Inner Mongolia in autumn, don't miss the Populus Euphratica Forest in Ejina and the enchanting Arxan National Forest Park in Xingan League. Please feel free to tell us your likes and let our experienced travel consultant customize a tour for you!

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