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

Vivien Tse 2014-04-03
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Do we still see the Grassland in late September?
Dear Vivien Tse, The best time is in July and August, the scenery is very beautiful.In the end of September, the grass becomes yellow. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-04
Jackie 2014-01-10
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How many meters above sea level are the grasslands of Inner Mongolia?
Hi Jackie, there are several grasslands in Inner Mongolia. Which one do you mean? Simon Huang replied on 2014-01-11
vivek 2013-11-12
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I want to visit altai mountain in month of nov - dec. Kindly guide us the right time for visiting altai mountain

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
maggie 2013-04-16
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i plan to go from 4-13 August . What will be the temerature like durung day time ?
Dear Maggie, Based on the former data, the average temperature will be 18-27℃(64.4-80.6℉), sometimes it will be rainy. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-04-16
Carine 2013-03-30
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I plan to visit Nanjing around 3/Aug. to 17/Aug. and intend to visit Inner Mongolia. Do you have ground tour from Nanjing to Inner Mongolia? What kind of clothes should I prepare to bring for the two places? Also can you recommend another place to visit up North not too far from Nanjing.

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
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