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

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

When to go to Northwest China, China

Based on the climate and weather in Northwest China, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

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

January

Traveling to Northwest China in January, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain once in a while.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Northwest China is biting cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Northwest China in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain occasionally.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Northwest China in May, you will notice that it is balmy. 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). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Northwest China is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Northwest China in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Northwest China in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Northwest China in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain once in a while.

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:

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

October

October in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here 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. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Northwest China is biting cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northwest China, 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 Northwest China

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