January is the coldest month of the year. The average temperature is 2.4 °C (27.6 °F) below zero, with minimum and maximum temperatures of –22 °C (–7.6 °F) and 7°C (19.4 °F), respectively. The average precipitation is 78.7 mm, but you can still enjoy the beautiful snow all around. Moreover, with the mountain at a high altitude, the wind blows frequently.
Because January is cold, wear a down jacket, gloves, thick socks, anti-cold caps, and a mask. The roads are slippery, so wear sneakers. You can also buy crutches to help you climb the mountain easier, especially since the roads can be steep.
January is a good time for winter travel. Enjoy the beautiful snow and the charming sea of the clouds and prices for accommodations are affordable since January falls during the off-season. See our Huangshan Tours.
Questions and Answers About Huangshan Weather in January
I wanted to know if it is possible or would you advise against hiking huangshan in January?
I suggest you do a hiking in Sep. or Oct., as it is comfortable during that periods. In January, it is very cold in Huangshan and it might snow, some parts of the areas might be closed because of the heavy snow. It is not safe to hike at that time. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-23