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

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

When to go to Yining, China

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

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

January

If you go to Yining in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Yining in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Yining during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Yining during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 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
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella

July

July for Yining is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Yining is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Yining is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Yining can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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