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Qinghai Weather and Climate

Located on the roof of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai plateau has a typical continental climate. The weather in Qinghai as great features with big temperature difference between day and night, rare rainfall and long day ,strong solar radiation.

In winter, the lowest temperature in Qinghai can reach - 20 ° C, andthe highest temperature is - 7° C.There are almost no tourists in winter.The weather is suitable to travel for the weather conditions is very bad.

For the plateau climate, spring and autumn in Qinghai are affected by the dust from the Gobi Desert.The pollution is serious, therefore,it is not recommended travel to Qinghai in spring and autumn.

The best time to travel Qinghai is actually summer or from the beginning of May to October.Although in summer, there is a large temperature difference between day and night. The temperature is still relatively low, especially in the Qilian Mountains to the Kunlun Mountains area.Vistors still have to prepare the outdoor cold clothing.

The summer in Qinghai is mostly sunny with thin air,it’s necessary to prepare UV protection and in order to prevent altitude sickness,take some medicine.