In February, Xining is chilly and sometimes even freezing, especially at night. The average temperature ranges from 4 °C (39.2 °F) at the highest to –11 °C (12.2 °F) at the lowest. The temperature may drop to –13 °C (8.6 °F) at night.
Warm winter clothing, such as an overcoat and thick jeans, are recommended for February, especially when it is snowy and windy outside. Generally, Chinese New Year takes place in early February. Various authentic Chinese cultural activities are held during the Spring Festival, and some tourists may plan to visit Xining to celebrate the New Year with their families.