Xi'an weather in January (Shaanxi, China)

People don't tend to visit Xi'an in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Xi'an in January lies at 3.5°C (38.3°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around -5.1°C (22.82°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is a dry month with an average of 5mm (0.2 inches) of rain. This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 4 snowy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 90 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Xi'an, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature -5 °C  
Max Temperature 3 °C  
Chance of Rain 14%  
Precipitation 5mm  
Rainy days 4 days  
Humidity 65% *  
Sunshine 90 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 32% *  

Where to stay in Xi'an


Where to go in China in January

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? Wear a base layer in cold weather, this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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