The best times to visit Xian 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.



Other Xian Travel Info

Weather in Xian


Average temperatures in Xian 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 Xian, 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.

Xian Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Xian Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Xian Perceived Temperature (F)


Xian Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Xian 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 40.8 32.6 24.6
Feb 47.2 39.4 31.8
Mar 60 51 41.6
Apr 71.3 61.7 51.1
May 80.2 70.6 60.4
Jun 88.5 78.9 68.9
Jul 89.5 81 72.7
Aug 85.8 77.8 70.3
Sep 76.2 68.8 61.8
Oct 67.7 59.6 52
Nov 53.9 46.3 38.8
Dec 43.6 35.7 28

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.9 0.3 -4.1
Feb 8.4 4.1 -0.1
Mar 15.6 10.6 5.3
Apr 21.8 16.5 10.6
May 26.8 21.4 15.8
Jun 31.4 26.1 20.5
Jul 31.9 27.2 22.6
Aug 29.9 25.4 21.3
Sep 24.6 20.4 16.6
Oct 19.8 15.3 11.1
Nov 12.2 7.9 3.8
Dec 6.4 2.1 -2.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Xian 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 Xian? 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 Xian.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.2
Feb 6% 0 0.4
Mar 9% 0 1
Apr 11% 0 1.5
May 18% 0 2.9
Jun 16% 0 2.1
Jul 23% 0 4.2
Aug 17% 0 4.1
Sep 29% 0 5.2
Oct 15% 0 1.8
Nov 11% 0 1.2
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.5
Feb 6 0 1
Mar 9 0 2.5
Apr 11 0 3.8
May 18 0 7.4
Jun 16 0 5.3
Jul 23 0 10.7
Aug 17 0 10.4
Sep 29 0 13.2
Oct 15 0 4.6
Nov 11 0 3
Dec 1 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Xian 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 Xian 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 Xian.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 41%
Feb 50.5%
Mar 42.5%
Apr 44.7%
May 48.4%
Jun 46.1%
Jul 58.2%
Aug 63%
Sep 68%
Oct 61.7%
Nov 58%
Dec 44.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Xian?

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 Xian, 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 Xian 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

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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 26.9 in October means 26.9% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Xian 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 Xian, 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 Xian 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.


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