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Xi'an weather in January (Shaanxi, China)

Looking to travel to Xi'an in January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

Temperatures

In January, Xi'an typically experiences low temperatures and low snow/rainfall. January is a winter month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 7°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate -3°C. Typically, it's the chilliest month of the year. Ensure you're prepared by packing appropriate winter gear.

Precipitation

Xi'an in January usually receives low snow/rainfall, averaging around 14 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 4 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 90 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Xi'an. April, May and October typically offer the best circumstances. While January, July and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Xi'an climate page with graphs.

 

Xi'an, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -3°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 7°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 14%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 14 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 4 days  
HumidityHumidity 65%  
WindspeedWindspeed 4 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 90 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 32%  

Where to go in China in January

Find out more about the weather in China and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. Also, consider bringing a rain jacket as there might be some rain.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
2/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

Interested in more climate information?

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