Dunhuang, surrounded by high mountains, seldom gets affected by the warm humid southern climate which is dominant in China. Dunhuang has an arid, continental climate. The temperatures in winter and summer vary widely from 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in July to −9.3 °C (15 °F) in January. Sandstorms are frequenters of Dunhuang in March and April. The best seasons with nice weather to visit Dunhuang are summer and autumn, which is to say in August or September. With May to September offering the most clement weather,
especially for visiting the caves, as there are no lighting facilities inside but the sunshine perfuse the caves with radiance at this time. The temperature differences are sharp between day and night. A warm and wind-proof jacket will help when you visit Dunhuang during anytime in the year. Some other essentials include sunglasses, caps and sunblocks due to the strong sunshine. But visit Dunhuang, you can't count on the weather too much, you are there to experience the western culture of China.
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