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Introduction to China Climate

In China, a vast land spanning many degrees of latitude with complicated terrain, climate varies radically. China has a variety of temperature and rainfall zones, including continental monsoon areas. In winter most areas become cold and dry, in summer hot and rainy.
 

Five Temperature Zones

Temperatures vary a great deal. Influenced by latitude and monsoon activities, in winter, an isotherm of zero degrees traverses the Huaihe River, Qinling Mountains, and southeast Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Areas north of the isotherm have temperatures below zero degrees and south of it, above zero. Mohe in Heilongjiang can hit an average of 30 degrees centigrade below zero, while the temperature of Sanya in Hainan Province is above 20 degrees. In summer, most of areas are above 20 degrees centigrade despite the high Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and other mountains such as Tianshan. Among these hot places, Turpan Basin in Xinjiang is the center for intense heat at 32 centigrade on average.

 Cold-Temperate Zone: north part of Heilongjiang Province and Inner Mongolia (Representative city: Harbin)
 Mid-Temperate Zone: Jilin, northern Xinjiang, and most of Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Inner  Mongolia (Representative cities: Beijing, Shenyang, Dalian, Urumqi, Hohhot, Dunhuang, Lanzhou)
 Warm-Temperate Zone: area of the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Hebei Province (Representative cities: Xi'an, Taiyuan, Luoyang, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou)
 Subtropical Zone: South of isotherm of Qinling Mountain-Huaihe River, east of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (Representative cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chengdu)
 Tropical Zone: Hainan province, southern Taiwan, Guangdong, and Yunnan Province (Representative cities: Haikou, Sanya)

 Plateau Climate Zone: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (Representative city: Lhasa)
 

Precipitation

China Precipitation Map
China Precipitation Map

Precipitation in China is basically regular each year. From the spatial angle, the distribution shows that the rainfall is increasing from southeast to northwest, because the eastern seashores are influenced more than inland areas by the summer monsoon. In the place with the most rainfall, Huoshaoliao in Taipei, the average annual precipitation can reach over 6,000mm. The rainy seasons are mainly May to September. In some areas, especially in the dry northwest, changes in precipitation every year are greater than in the coastal area. Based on precipitation, the area divides into four parts: wet area, semi-wet area, semi-dry area and dry area.
 

Monsoon

In summer, a southeast monsoon from the western Pacific Ocean and a southwest monsoon from the equatorial Indian Ocean blow onto the Chinese mainland. These monsoons are the main cause of rainfall. Starting in April and May, the summer rainy season monsoons hit the southern provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan. In June, the rains blow northward, and South China gets more rainfall with the poetic name, plum-rain weather, since this is the moment when plums mellow. North part of the country greets its rainy season in July and August, says farewell in September; gradually in October the summer monsoons retreat from Chinese land. Eastern China experiences many climate changes, while the northwest area is a non-monsoon region.
 With vast territory, China is renowned for its diversity of climates and regions. However, besides the world climate change, the rapid development of economy in the past 30 years resulted in deterioration of air quality. Many cities have been adversely affected by hazy weather since the beginning of 2013, especially those in the central and eastern area.
 

As a common phenomenon, global warming now is no longer strange to everyone. It is worth to mention that the damage caused by the climate change, from natural disasters to food chain rupture, is involved in all aspects of the human existence.

- Last modified on Jan. 21, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Weather
Asked by paolo from ITALY | Dec. 27, 2019 12:00Reply
Yubeng weather March
Hello, I would like to do the trekking to Yubeng village in late March, do you think is doable in that period of the year? Thank you very much!!
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Answered by Jordyn from GERMANY | Dec. 29, 2019 22:58
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Yes, it will be ok for you to trekking to Yubeng village in late March. Have a nice trip!
Answered by paolo from ITALY | Dec. 30, 2019 04:42
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Thank you very much for your answer!
Asked by Ara from MALAYSIA | Dec. 26, 2019 17:19Reply
Yunan lotus garden hostel
Hai
Im at kunming railway station.what is bus no to reach this hotel.thank you.


Yunan lotus garden hostel
1-106 Tea Garden ,West Mountain District,650100 kunming
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Answered by Isla from DENMARK | Dec. 29, 2019 22:35
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Take subway line 1 to Fude Metro Station. Then take bus no.A9 to Yunnan Folk Village. Then walk south around 400 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Ara from MALAYSIA | Dec. 26, 2019 16:58Reply
SNOW MOUNTAIN AND BLUE MOON VALLEY
Garden Inn Hotel No 7 wenmiao Alley,Beimen Street,old rown district,Lijiang,Yunnan.

Hai how to get there via bus from Garden inn hotel?
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Answered by Alexandra from DENMARK | Dec. 29, 2019 22:21
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From your hotel, walk west around 1km to get to Guchengkou Bus Stop. Then you can find several direct tourists buses to the snow mountain and Blue Moon Valley directly.
Asked by Ara from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2019 08:20Reply
Yunan lotus garden hotel
YUNAN LOTUS GARDEN HOTEL

1-106 Tea Garden,West Mountain District, 650100, Kunming

How to get there via bus no?and how much?Thanks
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Answered by Aaron from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 24, 2019 17:19
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Do you start from Kunming Airport? If yes, you can take subway line 6 to East Coach Station and transfer to metro line 3 to Wuyi Road. Then take bus no.44 to Yunnan Folk Customs Village. Afterwards, walk southwest around 750 meters to find the destination.
Answered by Ara from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2019 20:39
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Yunan Lotus Garden Hotel
云南荷香别院酒店
1-106 Tea Garden,West Mountain District, Xishan District, Kunming, 650100, China -
西山区茶文化大观园1栋106, 西山区, (昆明, 650100)
Phone: +86 180 8271 5555

How to go Yunan Lotus Garden hotel ?im from kunming railway station.i want go there via a bus.can someone help me?
Answered by Ara from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2019 20:40
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My destinantion from lijiang and stop at kunming kunming railway station .so how to take a bus from kunming railway station?Thank you!
Answered by Aaron | Dec. 26, 2019 16:51
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From the railway station, take metro line 1 to Fude Station, Exit D. Then take bus no.a9 to Yunnan Folk Village. Walk south around 400 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by Nur from MALAYSIA | Dec. 16, 2019 02:24Reply
I would like to travel to Kunming and lijiang on 26/12/19 until 2/1/2020.
Can i know the season and weather?
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Answered by Carol from DENMARK | Dec. 16, 2019 18:43
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Based on the previous weather statistics, the temperature may range from 15C to 20C during that period of time. It will be cool and comfortable.
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