Lanzhou is located in the middle of China. It is surrounded by mountains from south to north. And the Yellow River flows from west to east though the city, which forms typical basin weather. More specifically, Lanzhou has a temperate, semi-arid continental monsoon climate. It is dry and warm, and rains little. There is much sunlight through all year around with an approximate length of 2,600 hours. The average precipitation is about 250~350mm, and the rainy months are from June to September. The annual average temperature is 9.3℃, but there is a large temperature difference between day and night.
May to October are the best months to visit Lanzhou when the weather is pleasant. And winter is the festival season in Gansu.
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Lanzhou Seasons to Go
- Lanzhou has four distinct seasons. Spring is short and little windy and cold. But you can also see some sprouting on the White Pagoda Mountain. Summer is not very hot with an average temperature of 22.4C. It is most pleasant time to travel in Lanzhou and surrounding. Autumn is windy, and the temperature decreases rapidly. And you can see golden leaves view on the White Pagoda Mountain. It is relatively cold in winter, and sometimes it snows. You'd better pack warm coat, scarf, gloves and boots.
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