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Turpan Climate and Weather

Also known as Fire City (Huo Zhou in Chinese), Turpan is possibly the hottest place in China. As it is surrounded by the Gobi desert, the climate here has a typical feature of desert area: dry, hot at the midday of summer, and windy. The yearly average temperature is about 14 degree Celsius (57.2 F), the annual rainfall is merely 16.4 mm, which makes it one of the driest place in the country. The travel season is usually from April to early October.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Average High
(°C)

-3.3

3.1

12.6

21.1

28.0

32.3

Average Temp.
(°C)

-10.5

-4.8

4.6

13.2

20.3

24.7

Average Low
(C)

-15.9

-11.3

-2.7

5.1

12.0

16.4

Rainfall
(MM)

1.3

1.4

1.0

2.0

3.2

6.2

 

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High
(°C)

34.1

33.3

27.5

18.7

7.3

-1.8

Average Temp.
(°C)

26.6

25.2

18.5

9.7

-0.1

-8.3

Average Low
(C)

18.6

17.3

10.8

2.9

-5.4

-13.0

Rainfall
(MM)

6.7

4.9

3.3

2.6

1.5

0.9

Based on the information of Hami, which is 350 km east of Turpan.



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