Average Weather in December in Chengmen China
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 55°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 64°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 44°F to 37°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Chengmen typically range from 81°F to 92°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 45°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
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The month of December in Chengmen experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 28% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 26% on December 12.
The clearest day of the month is December 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on July 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on December 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Chengmen, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 17%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on June 21, and its lowest chance is 15% on December 17.
Probability of Precipitation in December
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Chengmen is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.3 inches on December 22.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Chengmen, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Chengmen is 6:54 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 7:11 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on December 2 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:28 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Chengmen during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:16 AM and sets 14 hours, 3 minutes later, at 7:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:07 AM and sets 10 hours, 15 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Chengmen is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during December is 0% on December 21.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 11, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Chengmen is essentially constant during December, remaining around 6.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
The hourly average wind direction in Chengmen throughout December is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 51% on December 11.
Wind Direction in December
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Chengmen typically lasts for 10 months (319 days), from around February 6 to around December 22, rarely starting after March 3, or ending before November 28.
During December in Chengmen, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 87% to 29% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Chengmen are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 36°F, from 5,677°F to 5,713°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Chengmen is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.1 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.0 kWh on December 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Chengmen are 29.644 deg latitude, 115.812 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Chengmen contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 459 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 104 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,120 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,098 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Chengmen is covered by cropland (63%), water (13%), artificial surfaces (11%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by trees (32%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Chengmen year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Chengmen.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Chengmen according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Chengmen is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Chengmen and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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