Huashan Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Huashan


Mount Huashan is located in Huayin, Shaanxi, about 120km east of Xi’an. It is far from the ocean and belongs to the continental monsoon climate of the warm temperate zone. Because the mountain is steep and tall, the temperature drops 0.44℃ - 0.5℃ for every 100 meters’ elevation. Its annual precipitation is 1030 mm and mainly concentrates on June, July, and August.

For the low mountain area (<1000m above sea level), the annual average temperature is 9 - 14℃ (48.2 – 57.2 ℉). The hottest (July) monthly average temperature is 24-28 ℃ (75.2-82.4 ℉), and the annual precipitation is 600 mm.

In high mountain area (>1000m above sea level), the average temperature is less than 8℃ (46.4℉). The coldest (January) monthly average temperature is about – 15℃ (5 ℉) and the hottest one is about 22℃ (71.6℉). Its annual precipitation is 800 - 900 mm.

Note: The temperature at the foot of the mountain and at the mountain top varies sharply, especially with the wind. So even in summer, you are recommended to take cold-proof measures.

Best Time to Visit Huashan

Except for extreme weather like continuous rain or heavy snow, Mount Hua is open to the public all year round. Generally speaking, the best time to visit Huashan is from April to October, especially in May, June, and September, when it is not over-crowded like in July and August or freezing cold in winter and early spring. But please remember to avoid scheduling your tour in statutory holidays such as the Labor Day Holiday (3 days around May 1st) and National Day Holiday (1st - 7th, October).

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Mount Huashan Seasons to Go

Spring (March - May)
In March, Mount Huashan is still very cold. Then it is starting to get warm in April. There is not much rainfall in spring and it is windy on the mountain top, so you may feel a little dry. The temperature varies from -8.8℃ (16.2℉) to 21.4℃ (68.7℉).
What to Wear and Pack
It is still cold, especially in early spring, so cotton-padded clothes are a must. Except for that, you are advised to wear sweater, comfortable shoes, and gloves. On sunny days, a sunhat can be packed to prevent the sunray.
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Huashan Weather

Spring in Huashan

Huashan Weather in March

  • Temperature: -2.6°C / 27.3°F
  • High Temperature: 3.7°C / 38.7°F
  • Low Temperature: -8.8°C / 16.2°F
  • Wind Speed: 7.1 mph
  • Rainfall: 17 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 06:28 ~ 07:08
  • Sunset: 18:34 ~ 18:59

Huashan Weather in April

  • Temperature: 7°C / 44.6°F
  • High Temperature: 14.2°C /57.6°F
  • Low Temperature: -0.1°C / 31.8°F
  • Wind Speed: 6.9 mph
  • Rainfall: 52 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 05:50 ~ 06:27
  • Sunset: 19:00 ~ 19:22

Huashan Weather in May

  • Temperature: 13.9°C / 57°F
  • High Temperature: 21.4°C /70.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 6.5°C / 43.7°F
  • Wind Speed: 6.1 mph
  • Rainfall: 71 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 05:28 ~ 05:49
  • Sunset: 19:23 ~ 19:46
Summer (June - August)
Summer is the rainy season of Huashan. Most rainfall of the year concentrates on these three months. It may be hot in Huayin city, but not the case on the mountain. The temperature varies from 12.2℃ (54℉) to 26.3℃ (79.3℉).
What to Wear and Pack
Sportswear or ordinary summer outdoors outfit is ok for the first one or two hours climbing up the mountain. But when it gets higher and colder, you will need an overcoat. You can take a sunhat to prevent yourself from the sunray and a light disposable raincoat just in case. A pair of light gloves is also recommended because they will come in handy when you need to climb up the steep stairs by holding to the iron chain.
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Summer in Huashan

Huashan Weather in June

  • Temperature: 18.4°C / 65.1°F
  • High Temperature: 24.7°C / 76.5°F
  • Low Temperature: 12.2°C / 54°F
  • Wind Speed: 4.6 mph
  • Rainfall: 126 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 05:26 ~ 05:29
  • Sunset: 19:46 ~ 19:56
  • Huashan Weather in July

  • Temperature: 21.9°C / 71.4°F
  • High Temperature: 27°C / 80.6°F
  • Low Temperature: 16.8°C / 62.2°F
  • Wind Speed: 4.2 mph
  • Rainfall: 211 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 05:30 ~ 05:48
  • Sunset: 19:43 ~ 19:56
  • Huashan Weather in August

  • Temperature: 21.1°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 26.3°C / 79.3°F
  • Low Temperature: 15.9°C / 60.6°F
  • Wind Speed: 4.0 mph
  • Rainfall: 174 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 05:49 ~ 06:11
  • Sunset: 19:08 ~ 19:42
  • Autumn (September to November)
    In autumn, the temperature begins to drop and there are more sunny days than rainy days. It is also one of the best times to visit Huashan because there will be less tourists and the weather is still bearable. The temperature varies from -8.8℃ (16.2℉) to 20.4℃ (70.5℉).
    What to Wear and Pack
    In the daytime of early autumn, a long-sleeve shirt with a light coat is enough. But when the sun sets and the night comes, a thick overcoat is needed. If you don’t want that to be an extra burden in your backpack, you can rent one on the mountain which will cost about CNY60. If you go there in November, down jacket, sweater, thermal underwear… are all recommended.
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    Huashan Weather

    Autumn in Huashan

    Huashan Weather in September

  • Temperature: 13.9°C / 57°F
  • High Temperature: 20.4°C / 68.7°F
  • Low Temperature: 7.5°C / 45.5°F
  • Wind Speed: 4.4 mph
  • Rainfall: 78 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 06:12 ~ 06:33
  • Sunset: 18:26 ~ 19:07
  • Huashan Weather in October

  • Temperature: 6.3°C / 43.3°F
  • High Temperature: 13.4°C / 56.1°F
  • Low Temperature: -0.8°C / 30.6°F
  • Wind Speed: 5.3 mph
  • Rainfall: 38 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:33 ~ 06:58
  • Sunset: 17:47 ~ 18:24
  • Huashan Weather in November

  • Temperature: -3.1°C / 26.4°F
  • High Temperature: 2.7°C / 36.9°F
  • Low Temperature: -8.8°C / 16.2°F
  • Wind Speed: 5.9 mph
  • Rainfall: 27 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 06:59 ~ 07:26
  • Sunset: 17:29 ~ 17:46
  • Winter (December - February)
    Mount Huashan in winter is very cold and dry, even if you are at the mountain foot. It seldom rains in winter and there is a big chance of seeing the snowscape. The temperature varies from -24.9℃ (-12.8℉) to 2.7℃ (16.2℉).
    What to Wear and Pack
    Don’t hesitate to put all your winter outfit on: down jacket, sweater, thermal underwear, cotton-padded trousers, gloves, snow boots… Bring some hot water in your vacuum cup to warm yourself up when you feel cold.
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    Huashan Weather

    Winter in Huashan

    Huashan Weather in December

  • Temperature: -13.5°C / 7.7°F
  • High Temperature: -7.4°C / 18.7°F
  • Low Temperature: -19.6°C / -3.3°F
  • Wind Speed: 6.0 mph
  • Rainfall: 13 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1 day
  • Sunrise: 07:27 ~ 07:45
  • Sunset: 17:29 ~ 17:38
  • Huashan Weather in January

  • Temperature: -17.7°C /0.1°F
  • High Temperature: -10.5°C / 13.1°F
  • Low Temperature: -24.9°C / -12.8°F
  • Wind Speed: 6.4 mph
  • Rainfall: 9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 1 day
  • Sunrise: 07:38 ~ 07:46
  • Sunset: 17:39 ~ 18:07
  • Huashan Weather in February

  • Temperature: -12.8°C / 9°F
  • High Temperature: -5.2°C / 22.6°F
  • Low Temperature: -20.3°C / -4.5°F
  • Wind Speed: 6.6 mph
  • Rainfall: 12 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2 days
  • Sunrise: 07:10 ~ 07:37
  • Sunset: 18:08 ~ 18:34
  • How to Plan Your Huashan Tour

    It usually takes 1-2 days to complete a Huashan tour. If you only have one day, you will need to take a cable car up from East Gate to the North Peak. Then hike about 2 hours to the East Peak and another 1.5 hours to the South Peak. On the way you will pass the famous Plank Road. After that, keep walking for about 40 minutes and you will get to the West Peak where you can take a cable car to the foot of Huashan.

    Most people will spare 2 days and choose to spend a night on Mount Hua because apart from the steep path, Huashan is most famous for its sunrise on the East Peak. You can either camp on the mountain, stay in a mountain hotel, or climb up the mountain at night (which is very physically demanding). With 2 days, you can start from the west peak (a cable car is recommended) and catch the sunset if you make it at around 17:30. Next day in the morning, try to get to East Peak before 5:30. After the sunrise, follow the path to South Peak and then to North Peak. Here you can choose to take the cable car or keep hiking about 2 hours to get to the mountain foot.

    If you have more days, you can extend your Mount Huashan tour to Xian or Beijing. They are fast and conveniently connected by high speed trains. For other ideas or questions about Mount Hua, please feel free to contact us. We are specialized in customized tours according to your own interests and needs. You don’t need to worry about the tickets, transportation, meals, accommodation or any other problem; all you need to do is just enjoying your trip!

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    Huashan Weather


    Monthly Average Rainfall of Huashan

    Average Rainfall of Huashan

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 9 12 17 52 71 126 211 174 78 38 27 13
    Days 1 2 4 5 5 6 9 8 6 5 3 1

    Monthly Average Wind Speed of Huashan

    Average Wind Speed of Huashan

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mph 6.4 6.6 7.1 6.9 6.1 4.6 4.2 4.0 4.4 5.3 5.9 6.0

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