Harbin Weather in January

January is the coldest month of the year and the best time to travel in Harbin. It is freezing cold and dry with snowfall.

Harbin is a popular winter tourist destination. Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is held every year from December to February, with various ice and snow sculptures and activities in parks like Sun Island and Ice and Snow World. Yabuli Ski Resort is considered one of the best of its kind in China. At Songhua River, you can watch those brave people swimming in the freezing water outdoor. Check out top things to do in Harbin or our Harbin tours. View Mia's Harbin travel story with photos.

The average high and low temperature in January is respectively at -13 °C and -25 °C (8 °F-13 °F). But at early morning and evening, temperatures fall well below -30. If you stay indoors, it is very warm and comfortable because most buildings have central heating. If you stay outdoor or at the snow fields, multiple layers are the key. Read more about keeping warm in Harbin.

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Questions and Answers About Harbin Weather in January

Hetal 2012-11-26
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We are planning a trip to Harbin and Beijing during January 12-19, 2013. we are a family - 2 adults and 2 kids - 11 and 6 years. What kind of protection do we need ? please let us know if such warm clothes are available on rent ? if so, from where ? can we take kids to the Great Wall of China ? How many days do we need each in Harbin and Beijing ?
hasinah 2010-12-09
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i am going to harbain in january 16 how cold will it be.
Hi Hasinah, I wish I could tell you how cold it would be in mid January, what is certain is that it snows now in December, the temperature is about -2 to -8 degrees, more snow is expected in late December and January. Very warm clothes, scarves, gloves and shoes are required for tours in Harbin. Candy Wei replied on 2010-12-11
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