Inner Mongolia Weather
Being far away from ocean with a wide area and a high altitude above sea level, Inner Mongolia has a temperate monsoon climate, which is featured by few and irregular rainfall, drastic shift of temperature. Winter is freezing cold, lasting for a very long time, sometimes even more than half a year. January is the coldest month with temperature from -10 °C (-50 °F) to -32 °C (-89 °F). With a monthly average temperature of 16 °C (60 °F) to 27 °C (80 °F), summer is warm and short, lasting for only one or two month, and there is no summer in some area of Inner Mongolia. The hottest month always comes in July with a highest temperature of 36 °C (96 °F) to 43 °C (109 °F).
Influenced by topography and the distance between oceans and Inner Mongolia, rainfall descends gradually from the east to the west. Sunshine hour is always more than 2700 hours, sometimes reaches 3400 hours. As a result, most of days are sunny days in this region, and cloudy days are quite rare.
Generally Speaking, the weather in Inner Mongolia, autumn is the best time to travel to Inner Mongolia, especially from middle August to late September when the temperature is quite moderate, and it would be the best time to take a desert hiking tour.
Weather Forecasts for Major Cities in Inner Mongolia
Questions and Answers About Inner Mongolia Weather
It will be quite cold to visit Altai Mountain in Nov- Dec, the best time to visit MT.Altai is between May to Oct.Lily Guo replied on 2013-11-13
Hi Carine, we can arrange a private tour to Nanjing & Inner Mongolia for you. Besides these 2 cities, Xian, Luoyang, Datong, Pingyao, Beijing, etc. are also recommended. In August, summer clothes such as T-shirt and shorts would cope with the weather. A light coat is suggested when the temperature may drop down in the evening.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-04-02
The chance to see meteor showers is slim unless there is forecast on it.
If the weather condition is good, it is ok to do the sky gazing, but we do not have this kind of tour available for Mongolia.
It is ok to take the 2 years old for the tour, but it would be quite an issue for the parents as the tour always take over 7 days, and the weather is hot during august.
sammiSammi Dai replied on 2013-03-22
I updated this article on June 7, 2013
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