The area of Kuqa is featured with a warm temperate zone continental dry climate. The winter is cold and dry, but it is extremely hot during summer. The temperature varies greatly between day and night. The average annual temperature is around 11.4 °C, and the average annual rainfall is 64.5 mm, and the frost-free period lasts for 266 days on average.
The best time for visiting is in the autumn, when the days are longer, the sky is clearer and the temperature is more bearable than usual. Beside the comfortable climate, you are able to taste delicious melons and other fruits and vegetables during the autumn.