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Ordos Climate & Weather

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Ordos belongs to north temperate semi-arid continental climate zone. Annual average temperature is 6.2℃, with the daily maximum temperature 38 ℃ and the daily minimum temperature -31.4 ℃. Average annual rainfall is 348.3 mm. Precipitation concentrates in Sep., Aug., Oct., accounting of about 70% of the annual precipitation. Average annual evaporation is 2506.3 mm, 7.2 times for the precipitation to 5-7 months maximum. Prevailing westerly and north annual multi-westerly wind, the annual average wind speed of 3.6 m / s, the maximum wind speed up to 22 m / s, the maximum wind pressure 0.6 kN / m. Annual sunshine time is 2700-3200 hours. Annual average temperature 5.3 ℃ -8.7 ℃, the average monthly minimum temperature of -10 ℃ to -13 ℃, 7 monthly average temperature of 21 ℃ to 25 ℃, precipitation is 300-400 mm in the eastern region, the western region precipitation is 190 -350 mm, annual rainfall concentrated in July-September.

Climate Data Table for Ordos

                Month
   Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(℃)
-10.5
-7.2
-0.5
7.7
14.6
19.1
21.0
19.1
13.8
 6.8
-1.7
-8.3
minimum
temperature
(℃)
-14.7
-11.5
-5.4
1.9
8.4
13.0
15.8
14.3
8.8
2.1
-5.9
-12.3
Rainfall (mm)
2.1
4.4
10.8
11.4
25.8
44.8
105.7
105.5
44.7
19.4
5.3
1.3
Days of rainfall
2.1
2.9
4.3
3.4
5.9
8.7
12.2
11.9
8.1
4.4
2.6
1.9

Tips for Ordos Weather

►Best time to visit Ordos:
The best time to visit Ordos is from May to October, in which period can either avoids dust storms raging across the Ordos and appreciating gulls fly from north to the Bojiang Lake. In addition, the annual August Festival - Nadam Fair is held on the Ordos grassland and lunar March 21, May 15, August 12 and October 3 Mausoleum of Genghis Khan festivals are very grand, with a strong ethnic customs activities, not to be missed. If you want to enjoy during these festivals descendants of Genghis Khan's unique sacrifice culture, dance culture, dress culture, or want to integrate into Chama Dance with strong religious atmosphere, you travel time should be planed based on the time of these festivals. Ordos’s four seasons are very distinctive with strong sunshine, low rainfall, and multiple spring sandstorms.
 
►Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
Try to plan your Ordos tour to avoid the peak holidays. Because they are popular with Chinese tourists, Ordos attractions become more crowded in these periods.
 
The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

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