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Dunhuang Weather & Climate

Surrounded by Gobi desert, Dunhuang is an oasis town situated at the west-most edge of Hexi Corridor, between Qilian Mountain and Mazong Mount. It has an elevation of 1138 meter above sea level.

Dunhuang has a typical continental climate. It is dry all year round with very little rainfall.(about 39.9 mm a year), and the temperature varies considerably in one day. The average annual temperature is 9.4 degree Celsius. The ideal time to visit Dunhuang is from May to October.

Average Data

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

Average High (°F)

28/32

38/42

54/58

68/72

79/82

86/90

Average High (°C)

-2/0

3/5

12/14

20/22

26/28

30/32

Average Low (°F)

3/7

10/14

24/28

37/41

47/51

55/59

Average Low (°C)

-16/-14

-12/-10

-4/-2

3/5

8/10

13/15

Rain (in)

<0.1

<0.1

<0.1

0.1/0.2

0.1/0.2

0.2/0.3

Rain (mm)

<5

<5

<5

<5

<5

5/10

Average Data

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High (°F)

90/93

88/91

78/82

64/68

45/48

30/34

Average High (°C)

32/34

31/33

26/28

18/20

7/9

-1/1

Average Low (°F)

59/63

57/60

45/49

31/35

20/23

7/11

Average Low (°C)

15/17

14/16

7/9

-0/2

-7/-5

-14/-12

Rain (in)

0.4/0.5

0.2/0.3

<0.1

<0.1

<0.1

<0.1

Rain (mm)

10/15

5/10

<5

<5

<5

<5



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