Datong City enjoys a continental monsoon climate. Winters are long, cold and dry and summers short, hot and rainy, and the spring and autumn cool with great difference in temperature. The annual average temperature is 5.5°C, while the annual rainfall averages 400 millimeters.
Tips for tourists: 1) The temperature in Datong normally changes sharply between day and night; therefore, it is highly advisable that a thick overcoat should be taken to keep out the cold, even in summer.
2) The best time to visit Datong is spring and summer.