Located in the temperate inland region, north China, central Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Hohhot features a typical temperate continental climate which is characterized by long and cold winter with little snow, hot and humid summer with concentrated precipitation, dry and windy spring as well as short sunny and cool autumn with abundant sunshine. The coldest month falls in January, with a daily mean of −11.0 °C (12.2 °F), while July, the hottest month, averages 23.3 °C (73.9 °F). The annual mean temperature is 7.33 °C (45.2 °F), and the annual precipitation is 396 millimeters (15.6 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. Variability can be very high between the day and night temperatures. Hohhot is a popular destination for tourists during the summer months because of the nearby Zhaohe grasslands. More recently, due to desertification, the city sees sandstorms on almost an annual basis.
Tips for Hohhot Weather
Four Seasons of Hohhot
The climate in four seasons changes sharply, with long and cold winter as well as short and hot summer, and spring and autumn features dramatic climate change. The coldest month falls in January, with the lowest temperature 25 ℃ to 45 ℃ below zero, while July, the hottest month, averages 23.3 °C.
Best Time to Visit
The tourism season in Hohhot is relatively short, mainly dominated by Mongolian elements and prairie land culture. The best time to visit Hohhot is from mid-May to mid-October, September is the most beautiful season of the year. June to August is the hottest month while the high time for enjoying the glorious grassland is from middle of July - end of August, when the annual Nadam Fair is also held that tourists have the chance to watch horsing race and try horse riding in the vast green grassland.
The temperature in Hohhot varies greatly from morning to evening, especially the cool weather in the grassland. You should prepare long-sleeved jackets.From May to September, the temperature difference is obvious, you should take more clothes (wool sweater is advisable). The sunlight is stronger from June - September, so it is better for you to take some sunscreen, lip balm and skin care products. Moreover, you should drink more water.
The peak seasons for tourism is from July to mid August, while the period from early July to mid-August is recommended, June and September seem to be a little bit cool. So, it sounds that you can't avoid the busy times if you want to explore the most amazing scenery of Hohhot in late summer and early August.