Urumqi Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Urumqi


As the most inland major city and the farthest from any ocean, Urumqi belongs to the warm temperate zone continental drought climatic zone with a large difference between summer and winter, daytime and night. The annual average temperature is approximately 7.3℃. Urumqi is much drier than inland cities with the annual precipitation of only 194 but more than 2,775 hours of sunlight. July and August are warm with average temperature of 25.7℃. January is the coldest month when the average temperature is −12.6 °C.

May to October are the best time to visit Urumqi when you can enjoy warm sunshine and harvest of fruits.

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Urumqi Seasons to Go

Spring is cool and short in Urumqi, and comes in middle April, then gets warm after the cold winter. Summer comes in July with a daily average temperature of 23.7 °C. This season is the best time for traveling in Urumqi. You can go to explore the nearby Tianchi Lake and Southern Pasture. It gets cool in Autumn when is still a good season for travel. But remember to take warm sweater to keep from coldness in night. Winter is long and cold with an average temperature of -13 °C. There are usually heavy snowfalls. You can go to attend some snow activities, such as ski.
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Recommended Urumqi Tours

Top 3 Urumqi tours chosen by most customers to explore Urumqi in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Xinjiang Regional Museum
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