Gansu, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gansu, China? If you're planning to go to Gansu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gansu, China

Based on the climate and weather in Gansu, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gansu, China by month

January

January can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments

February

February in Gansu can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves

March

March in Gansu is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Rain coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof luggage

April

Traveling to Gansu in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

May

Traveling to Gansu in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

June

June in Gansu is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella

July

July here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

August

If you are traveling to Gansu in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

September

Traveling to Gansu in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

October

If you are traveling to Gansu in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

November

November here is cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gansu, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gansu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Gansu
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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