The best times to visit Xi’an for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 10th
August 27th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Xi’an Travel Guide
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Weather in Xi’an
Average temperatures in Xi’an vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Xi’an, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.6°F (23.1°C) at night.
Xi’an Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Xi’an 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.
Xi’an Perceived Temperature (F)
Xi’an Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Xi’an 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 Xi’an are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Xi’an? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Xi’an.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Xi’an (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
Xi’an has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (41% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68%).
Wind in Xi’an is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.4 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Xi’an.
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||4.3||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.6||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.2||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.2||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.9||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.2||Light breeze||7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.3||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.3||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Xi’an?
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 Xi’an, China is August, followed by May and June. 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 Xi’an in October. 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 Xi’an Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 50°F (10°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Xi’an, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Xi’an to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.9°F (11.6°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.