Xinjiang Climate

With the mountains all around, Xinjiang has a continental climate. The sunshine time can reach up to 2,500-3, 500hours a year, on the other hand, the annual precipitation is about 150 millimeters on average. Generally speaking, the south is warmer than the north in winter and hotter than the north in summer. There is a big difference of days and nights in spring and summer. January is the coldest month, the average temperature in the Dzungarian Basin is 20 Degrees Celsius below freezing point. While the hottest month July, Turpan known as “the Fire Continent”, the average temperature is above 33 Degrees Celsius.

The highest temperature once reached to 49.6 Degrees Celsius that comes first of the nation. The difference in temperature between two months is so big that you can’t believe it is a same province. Xinjiang has a desert climate with a low annual rainfall of only 150 millimeters (6 inches). Winters are very cold and summers extremely hot. The best time to visit this province is in the autumn, when the days are long, the sky is clear and temperatures more bearable than in the heat of the summer. Another excellent reason to visit at that time is the abundance of delicious melons and other fruits and vegetables which are then available.

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