The best times to visit Urumqi for ideal weather are

April 23rd to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Urumqi

Temperature

Average temperatures in Urumqi vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Urumqi, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.1°F (20.1°C) at night.

Urumqi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Urumqi Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Urumqi Perceived Temperature (F)

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Urumqi Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Urumqi Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 18.5 9.9 2.7
Feb 22.4 14.7 8
Mar 42 33.6 25.6
Apr 62.9 54 44.3
May 72.8 64 53.7
Jun 81.1 72.6 62.9
Jul 85 76.3 66.6
Aug 82.7 73.6 63.9
Sep 72.2 63.2 54.1
Oct 58.1 49.4 41.6
Nov 38.6 31.6 25.6
Dec 23.2 15.5 8.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -7.5 -12.3 -16.3
Feb -5.3 -9.6 -13.3
Mar 5.6 0.9 -3.6
Apr 17.2 12.2 6.8
May 22.7 17.8 12.1
Jun 27.3 22.6 17.2
Jul 29.4 24.6 19.2
Aug 28.2 23.1 17.7
Sep 22.3 17.3 12.3
Oct 14.5 9.7 5.3
Nov 3.7 -0.2 -3.6
Dec -4.9 -9.2 -13

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Urumqi are January, February, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Urumqi? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Urumqi is often around around March 5th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Urumqi.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Urumqi (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.5
Feb 6% 0 0.6
Mar 9% 16.5 1.3
Apr 16% 0 2.2
May 14% 0 1.8
Jun 14% 0 1.4
Jul 10% 0 1.5
Aug 10% 0 1.4
Sep 8% 0 1
Oct 10% 0 1.2
Nov 15% 2.7 2.5
Dec 9% 9.1 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.3
Feb 6 0 1.5
Mar 9 41.9 3.3
Apr 16 0 5.6
May 14 0 4.6
Jun 14 0 3.6
Jul 10 0 3.8
Aug 10 0 3.6
Sep 8 0 2.5
Oct 10 0 3
Nov 15 6.9 6.4
Dec 9 23.1 3.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Urumqi has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (27.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.5%).

Wind in Urumqi is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Urumqi.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 7.3 Light breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 8.6 Light breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 8.5 Light breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Dec 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.2%
Feb 67.2%
Mar 51.3%
Apr 31%
May 27.1%
Jun 28.9%
Jul 28.8%
Aug 28.9%
Sep 29.9%
Oct 41.1%
Nov 62%
Dec 69.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Urumqi?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Macao; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Urumqi, China is October, followed by July and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Urumqi in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 17.7 in February means 17.7% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Urumqi Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 26.7°F (-2.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Urumqi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 32.3°F (0.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Urumqi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 27.4°F (-2.6°C) and 17.4°F (-8.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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