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

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

When to go to Yinchuan, China

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

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

January

January in Yinchuan can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Yinchuan is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows occasionally. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Yinchuan in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Yinchuan in April, you will notice that it is cool and very dry. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Yinchuan in May, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Yinchuan in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Yinchuan in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Yinchuan in August, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Yinchuan is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Yinchuan, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Yinchuan in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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