Xi’an Weather in February
Xi’an Climate & Temperature in February
The winter season of Xi’an comes to an end by late February. The weather in Xi’an in February is still a little cold, but generally warmer than that of January. The average Xi’an temperature in February fluctuates between 2 and 9 ºC (35.6 – 48.2 ºF) during the day, which may drop below 0 ºC (32 ºF) occasionally when the night falls. On average, February is the second driest month of the year in Xi’an city, having only 2 rainy days with precipitation of 3.8 mm (0.15 inches) and average relative humidity of 60%.
The day length in February is slightly longer than that in January, up to around 11 hours with 4.8 hrs of sunshine. The Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival usually lie in this month when you can experience traditional activities like eating dumplings and Yuanxiao (sweet glutinous rice balls respectively on the first day of the first lunar month and on the 15th day on the lunar calendar).
What to Wear in Xi’an in February
By considering Xi’an climate in February, you need to carry light down jackets, woolen sweaters, plush jeans and knee boots, which are the best clothes to wear in Xi’an in February. Don’t forget to pack some pairs of thick socks to avoid frostbite on your feet. Besides, a woolly hat is a good idea to protect your head and ears from the cold wind in the evening.
Where to Go & Tips for Traveling in Xi’an in February
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It’s not the best choice to travel to Xi’an in February, but you can encounter the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City on its most exciting days. The Grand Tang Ever-bright City is a 2,100-meter-long (2,297 yards) pedestrian street with colorful lights on at night, where tourists can watch wonderful street performances, enjoy various snacks and go shopping for some distinctive souvenirs.
Xi’an weather in February is windy, dry, and cold, so some indoor visits are the best things to do. The Terracotta Army is one of the main reasons why most tourists plan a trip to Xi’an. February is a good time to visit the magnificent warriors as you can expect fewer crowds in the slack season. Also, you can enjoy a comfortable controlled temperature while exploring the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
Huaqing Pool, once the royal garden of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), can reward you with a memorable trip. It provides a visual feast of Tang-style architecture, which is spectacular especially when covered by layers of snowflakes. Moreover, you are highly recommended to take a hot spring bath in the Spa Resort in Huaqing Pool scenic area. Its high-quality water containing a variety of minerals is beneficial to health, making you feel greatly relaxed.
Owing to the Spring Festival and winter vacation, Xi’an usually starts the peak transport period in February, making it difficult to book flights and hotels. Remember to plan your trip in advance.