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

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

When to go to Heilongjiang, China

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

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

January

January here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Umbrella
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

February

If you are traveling to Heilongjiang in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain occasionally.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • High performance gloves

March

If you go to Heilongjiang in March, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

April

April here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Heilongjiang in September, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Heilongjiang is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Neck gaiter
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Coveralls
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat

December

December is biting cold. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Umbrella
  • High performance gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Waterproof boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Heilongjiang, 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 Heilongjiang
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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