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.
Urumqi Travel Guide
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Weather in Urumqi
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)
Urumqi Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Urumqi Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Urumqi (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.