Harbin experiences a monsoon-affected humid continental climate. The weather is influenced by the Siberian High. Harbin is nicknamed ‘The Ice City’ for its freezing cold winters.
The best time to visit Harbin is during winter. The temperatures drop below freezing point between December and February, enabling the tourists to involve in ice sports and many other things to do. However, the city is also on the itineraries of a number of tourists in the months of April-May as it is also a good summer resort.