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Xian Climate & Weather

Xian Climate and Weather


Xi'an is semi-arid and has a continental monsoon climate, with four separate seasons. The range in temperatures throughout the year is fairly steep, with hot days in summer reaching 93°F (34°C) and winter days 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 also be rainy; although early autumn tends to be overcast it gradually becomes more pleasant and sunny. Winters tend to be cold and dry; snow does sometimes fall in Xi'an during winter but not heavily or constantly. Springs are warm and pleasant but highly variable. There are occasional dust storms in spring due to the rapid rise in temperature but they 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, in September and October.


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