Climate & Weather

China is characterized by a continental climate. The latitudes span nearly 50 degrees; its southern part is in the tropical and subtropical zones, and its northern part near the frigid zones. The northern part of Heilongjiang province has long winters but no summers; while Hainan Island has long summers but no winters. The Huaihe River valley is marked by distinctive seasonal changes, but it is spring all year round in the south of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. China’s high tundra zone is situated in Qinghai-Tibet, where the temperature is low in all four seasons.

China Average Temperature (Degree of Fahrenheit)

Cities Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Beijing 28 32 40 60 75 78 80 76 68 55 40 36
Shanghai 40 42 50 65 72 80 82 80 75 62 50 42
Guangzhou 58 60 69 71 80 83 83 81 78 70 60 57
Xi’an 32 38 50 56 72 80 78 76 60 52 40 30
Kunming 50 52 58 65 68 68 70 67 65 62 55 50
Lhasa 29 34 41 46 54 60 61 60 57 48 39 32
Urumqi 5 10 32 50 66 74 78 74 64 47 28 10
Guilin 47 48 56 65 74 79 83 82 78 69 59 50

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