Located in the depths of the northwest inland plateau, Ningxia has a continental climate of long, cold winters and short, hot summers with less rainfall and more wind and sand. Rainy season usually lasts from July to September. Since Ningxia’s average elevation is above 1,000m, it is not very hot in summers and the average temperature in January is below 8oC but its lowest temperature can reach minus 22oC.
The climatic features of Ningxia are long sunshine time, strong sun radiation, and acute changes of daily temperature which range from 12 to 15oC.
The best travel time is from May to October.