Harbin Temperature: Average & Winter Temperature

Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province located at the northeastern part of China, has a high geographic latitude. The average monthly temperature of Harbin over the year ranges from -25℃ (-13℉) to 29℃ (84.2℉). Over the course of a year, the average temperature at the daytime is about 11℃ (51.8℉), and at the nighttime is about 0℃ (32℉). The hottest months in a year are June, July and August, during which the temperature is about 20℃ (68℉). In other time, Harbin always sees lower temperatures. The temperature here is relatively colder than other places in China, and it is thus called 'Ice City'. The coldest time in a year is from November to March, with the temperature range from -25℃ (-13℉) to 3℃ (37.4℉).

Many tourists want to enjoy the beautiful snowscape of Harbin, then the best time to go to Harbin is from late November to early March. You could take part in the Ice and Snow Festival of Harbin, ski in Yabuli Ski Resort, and visit the no.1 snow town of China - China Snow Town.

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Weather Forecast 7 Days


Harbin Average Temperature

Harbin Temperature

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temp (℃) -14 -8 3 15 22 28 29 27 22 12 0 -11
Min. Temp (℃) -25 -20 -9 2 11 17 20 19 11 1 -9 -21

Harbin Winter Temperature

The winter in Harbin is generally from November to March, which is not the same as the general way of dividing 4 seasons in China(Generally in China, winter is from December to February). Winter in Harbin is long and cold, with the lowest temperature in a year at about -30℃(-22℉). The lowest temperature in history was even -37.7℃ (-35.86℉) in January of a year. During winter, the average monthly temperature is from -25℃ (-13℉) to 3℃ (37.4℉).

In winter, it is advised to wear ski suit or down jacket as your overcoat. You also need to wear thermal underwear, but it is not advised to wear too tight, or you can easily get cold because of outdoor activities. You should wear thick sockets and cold-proof shoes with thick sole. Remember to bring several pairs of insoles for you, or your sweat may make your feet cold. You should also wear the glove with 5 fingers, so you could easily do anything. The wind-proof cap and wind-proof scarf can also be needed for you.
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How to Plan a Harbin Tour

Usually, most travellers spend about 2 to 4 days when touring in Harbin, covering 2 days catching highlights of downtown area of Harbin city and 1 to 2 days exploring the hot destinations around Harbin city. In Harbin’s downtown area, you could enjoy those delicate masterpiece of artists, such as ice lantern show in Zhaolin Park, Ice and Snow World, Sun Island Scenic Resort, etc. You can also appreciate St. Sophia Cathedral, Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, and Laodaowai Baroque Styled Architectures, etc. After visiting downtown area of Harbin, travellers can spend one full day to the Yabuli Ski Resort, a ski resort that is about 220 km away from Harbin, to experience the most professional skiing. Otherwise, they will spend one full day to the China Snow Town, the no.1 snow town in China that is about 280 km away from Harbin, to see the paradise-like snowscape. Some travellers may combine the trip in Harbin downtown area with these two destinations.
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Many tourists may also choose to start from Beijing to Harbin by flight. Usually they may take 6 days for the whole travel. Firstly, they may take 3 days in Beijing to enjoy the winter in classic imperial architectures of Beijing, including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc. Then they will take flight to Harbin to enjoy the stunning winter of the ice city.
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Travel Harbin & China with China Discovery

Harbin is a city famous for its ice and snow festival and Russian styled-buildings. Here you can explore the winter of northeastern China. You could choose to travel with China Discovery. We could offer you the highly convenient service of private transfer, by which you will save time and free from worry. Our private driver will escort you along your whole trip and you don't need to transfer for several times. Meanwhile, our local tour guide will guide you to have an in-depth tour in Harbin. If you have your own interests and concerns about the trip, you could just contact our private consultant. They will help you to make your own tour plan. In addition, you could just ask us if you want to travel to any other places in China. We will also help you to make plan and offer relevant service for you.

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