Xi An Climate & Weather
Xi An Climate and Weather
Xi'an is semi-arid and has a continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. The range in temperatures throughout the year is fairly steep, with hot days in summer, between June and August, reaching 93°F (34°C) and winter days, between December and February, getting as cold as 21°F (-6°C), but overall Xi'an has a temperate and mild climate. Summers are usually hot, stormy, and wet and can be uncomfortably humid. Autumns are pleasantly cool and temperate, but can be rainy. Although early autumn tends to be overcast, it gradually becomes more pleasant and sunny. Winters tend to be cold and dry with some snowfall. Springs are warm and pleasant, but highly variable. There are occasional dust storms in spring due to the rapid rise in temperature, but these are not dire. July to September is the wet season and the average yearly temperature is 56°F (13°C). The weather is actually quite pleasant all year round, but the best times to visit Xi'an are spring, between March and May, and autumn, from September to October.
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