Harbin Weather in October

The weather cools off in October, especially towards the end of the month. It rains a bit, and usually it gets cooler after each rain. Average high and low temperature is respectively at 0 °C (32 °F) and 12 °C (54 °F).

Layers are convenient for taking on and off in the changeable weather. Long sleeve shirts and long pants are enough for the day, but for early morning and evening you might need to prepare a sweater or a jacket. Indoor central heating usually starts at the end of October. In early morning you might see frost.

October 1-7 is the National Day Holiday in China, when hotels and transportation are in tight demand and tour prices rise higher than usual. If you plan to visit during this period, it is highly recommended that you place your bookings well in advance, and prepare for crowded transportation and tourist attractions. Check out top things to do in Harbin, or our Harbin tour packages.

Harbin Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Harbin Weather in October

Bhong 2012-07-19
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I am planning to visit Harbin during the Chinese New Year 2013. Is it the best time as I understand most of the shops will be closed.


Hello Bhong,

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.

During the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, shops will be open as usual.

If you need any tour package or hotel booking in Harbin, please feel free to contact me.

Regards, Whitney




Whitney Liao replied on 2012-07-20
Shirley 2010-10-11
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Which is the best time to visit Guilin.
Hi Shirley Though Guilin is suitable for traveling all year round, and Li River has its beauty in all four seasons, the most popular time is from April till October. Thank You Nero Hou replied on 2010-10-11
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