Shangri-La Weather in January

Shangri-La Weather in January

January is one of the coldest months in the year in Shangri-La, when the average temperature is between -9°C/15.8°F and 8°C/46.4°F, while the lowest temperature can reach -13°C/8.6°F. There are more sunny and cloudy days, with a few snowy and rainy days.

Average Maximum Average Minimum Highest Maximum Lowest Minimum
8 -9 16 -13
46.6 15.8 60.8 8.6

Sunny days: 15 days

Cloudy Days: 11 days

Rainy Days: 4 days

Snowy days: 1 day

What to wear and bring

Early January

In early January, it is very cold, when the temperature is between 9°C/48.2°F and 13°C/8.6°F. There are more cloudy days, and sometimes it snows for a couple of days. It is suggested that you wear your warmest clothing such as cotton down jackets, fur coats or military coats. Scarves and gloves are also essential. Because of snowy and rainy days, you need bring an umbrella in case of rain and snow, and do not stay outside for a long time.


Weather on the Chinese New Year Festival

On New Year’s Day, it can be quite cold and sunny, with the minimum temperature staying around -9°C/15.8°F. It is recommended that you wear warm clothing like down jackets, fur coats and warm hats and gloves.


Compared to early January, it’s colder in mid-January. Almost every day, the minimum temperature can drop to -9°C/15.8°F. And there are nearly all sunny days during this period. You need wear down jackets, winter coats or fur coats to keep warm.

Late January

The weather is similar to early January. It’s still cold and there are more sunny days, with a few showery days. It is recommended that you wear warm clothing such as down jackets, fur coats or heavyweight coats.

Historical Shangri-La Weather in January

historical shangri-la weather in januaryclick here to enlarge
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