Xi’an Weather in May

Xi’an Weather & Temperature in May

May in Xi’an is the last month of the spring season. The temperature rises rapidly this month, making the local weather a little hot. The average high temperature in May fluctuates at 27 °C (80.6 °F), climbing up to 30 °C (86 °F) occasionally. With an average humidity of 64%, Xi’an weather in May has nearly 59 mm (2.3 inches) of rainfall. On the 15 hours long day, there are 6.7 hours of sunshine, which gives tourists more time to explore the charming ancient city.


On the whole, the weather in Xi’an in May is cool in the morning and night, but it could be very hot when the sunshine is strong at noon. However, due to the cold rain, the unusually low temperatures might occur in Xi’an weather in May. During the May Day holiday from May 1 to 5 in China, people are allowed five days to rest or travel around. So you’re not advised to plan Xi’an tours in this period due to the huge crowds at the popular spots.


What to Wear in Xi’an in May

In view of the scorching Xi’an climate in May in the daytime, short sleeves and dresses would be suitable clothes to wear in Xi’an in May. If you go out in the early morning or night, you’d better wear a denim jacket with a pair of sweatpants. In case of rainy days, pack some thicker clothes, such as windbreakers, thin sweaters, and hoodies. In addition, remember to bring sunglasses and sunscreen cream for UV protection.


Where to Go & Tips for Traveling Xi’an in May

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As summer approaches, let’s make a trip to record the beautiful Xi’an in the last spring. Then what are the best places to visit in Xi’an in May?


Qujiang Pool Heritage Park, once a royal garden in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), is a welcomed scenic area by the natural beauty and abundant history nowadays. With a large area of water, visitors can enjoy boat sightseeing in this heritage park. Take a stroll along the lake after dinner and get a break in a pavilion where you may see locals performing the Qinqiang – a local opera.

Mt. Huashan
Mt Huashan


Taste local specialties in Muslim Quarter at night. Shop’s light plaques make it easier to find the snacks you would like, such as Honey Cold Zongzi (Glutinous Rice Dumpling), Pepper Soup with Beef Balls, Mutton, and Bread Pieces in Soup, and Biangbiang Noodles.


If you’re an adventure lover, you can include Mount Huashan in your plan if travel to Xi’an in May. Mt. Huashan features the most dangerous mountain in the world, famous for its thrilling narrow and precipitous hiking trails. Plank Road and Hawk’s Turn are very popular items among adventurers. If you climb at night, you can see the dreamlike sunrise and a sea of clouds the next morning.


If you go out during the day, it is recommended to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes from ultraviolet rays. Drinks and food are more expensive on Huashan Mountain, so you are advised to pack some snacks and water.