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

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

When to go to Karamay, China

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

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

January

January in Karamay is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Karamay can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Karamay is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Karamay is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Karamay during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Karamay in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you vacation in Karamay during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

August

August is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Karamay in October, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Karamay in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Karamay, 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 Karamay

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