In November, the weather gets much colder and temperatures may fall to freezing levels at night. The temperature ranges from –6 °C (21.2 °F) to 8 °C (46.4 °F). The breeze often blows and it is cloudy and sometimes drizzly with an occasional light snow.
Winter clothing, such as an overcoat and thick trousers, are essential for staying warm. The city often sees its first snow this month, and snow falls from November to February.
November is the low travel season of the year for Xining. The city is less crowded and good discounts on hotel rooms and flight tickets are easy to get. Traveling during the low season can save you a lot of money. See China Highlights' tours of Xining for more information.