Located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain in Shaanxi Province, weather in Xi’an is mild with four distinct seasons. March to May is the best time of a year to visit Xi’an, usually warm and pleasant. Early autumn running from September to October is also a travel good time.
Spring is comfortable with gentle breezes and warm sunshine. Outdoor activities like climbing Lishan Mountain or enjoying cherry blossoms at Green Dragon Temple could be enjoyable.
Summer is hot and humid. Xi’an is one of the major 'stove' cities in China with the hottest month of the year. Indoor attractions like the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses or the Shaanxi History Museum are good choices at this time.
Autumn runs from September to October. The weather can also be overcast and a bit cool. Long-sleeved shirts or a sweater and light coat are recommended.
Winter in Xi’an is dry and cold with frequent snow. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 32 F. The annual held Lantern Festival on Xi’an City Wall in middle January or February is of great fun.