Average Weather in Xianyang China
In Xianyang, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 90°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Xianyang for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid October.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from June 1 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 90°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 3 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 19, with an average low of 35°F and high of 55°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
Moorhead, Mississippi, United States (7,790 miles away) and Navassa, North Carolina, United States (8,007 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Xianyang (view comparison).
In Xianyang, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Xianyang begins around September 8 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around March 16. On October 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around March 16 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around September 8. On July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 79% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 21% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Xianyang varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from February 12 to September 10, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on June 13.
The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from September 10 to February 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on December 19.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 53% on June 13.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Xianyang experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Xianyang. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 15, with an average total accumulation of 11.2 inches.
The least rain falls around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Xianyang does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Xianyang varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 50 minutes later at 6:58 AM on January 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:09 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 57 minutes later at 7:06 PM on July 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Xianyang during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Xianyang experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 28 to October 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 10, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Xianyang varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 weeks, from January 1 to January 16, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 11. The wind is most often from the east for 1.9 months, from January 16 to March 14 and for 4.6 months, from August 13 to January 1, with a peak percentage of 54% on October 8. The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from March 14 to August 13, with a peak percentage of 53% on July 9.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Xianyang throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Xianyang for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Xianyang for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Xianyang typically lasts for 8.8 months (269 days), from around March 6 to around November 30, rarely starting before February 14 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Xianyang should appear around February 13, only rarely appearing before February 2 or after February 28.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 5 to September 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 19, with an average of 5.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 13 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 7, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Xianyang are 28.046 deg latitude, 118.518 deg longitude, and 1,033 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Xianyang contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,047 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,953 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,900 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Xianyang is covered by cropland (49%) and trees (32%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (75%) and cropland (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Xianyang, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Xianyang is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Xianyang, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .