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

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

When to go to Ningxia, China

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

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

January

January in Ningxia is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with most days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

February

February in Ningxia is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Ningxia during March, you are likely to find that it can be chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you are traveling to Ningxia in April, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

If you visit Ningxia during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

June

If you vacation in Ningxia during June, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you vacation in Ningxia during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

August

August is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you go to Ningxia in September, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

If you vacation in Ningxia during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

November

November in Ningxia can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear

December

December in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ningxia, 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 Ningxia
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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