Average Weather in July in Zhoukoudian China
Daily high temperatures are around 88°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 96°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 88°F on July 15.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 71°F to 73°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 78°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 73°F on July 26.
For reference, on July 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Zhoukoudian typically range from 73°F to 88°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 35°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. 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 July
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The month of July in Zhoukoudian experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is July 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on June 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on December 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Zhoukoudian, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is increasing, starting the month at 34% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on July 29, and its lowest chance is 0% on December 16.
Probability of Precipitation in July
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 July in Zhoukoudian is increasing, starting the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.4 inches or falls below 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.4 inches or falls below 2.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 5.0 inches on July 22.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Zhoukoudian, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 20 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 21 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 14 hours, 16 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Zhoukoudian is 4:52 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 5:14 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 7:47 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 7:30 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Zhoukoudian during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:48 AM and sets 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 7:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:33 AM and sets 9 hours, 22 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
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 Zhoukoudian is very rapidly increasing during July, rising from 53% to 82% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 83% on July 28.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 83% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
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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 Zhoukoudian is gradually decreasing during July, decreasing from 5.7 miles per hour to 5.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
The hourly average wind direction in Zhoukoudian throughout July is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 47% on July 26.
Wind Direction in July
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 Zhoukoudian typically lasts for 7.6 months (234 days), from around March 19 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 4, and rarely ending before October 24 or after November 23.
The month of July in Zhoukoudian is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
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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 Zhoukoudian are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 868°F, from 1,780°F to 2,648°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
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 Zhoukoudian is gradually decreasing during July, falling by 0.5 kWh, from 6.3 kWh to 5.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zhoukoudian are 39.684 deg latitude, 115.935 deg longitude, and 276 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zhoukoudian contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 364 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,121 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,963 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zhoukoudian is covered by cropland (34%), artificial surfaces (26%), trees (19%), and grassland (18%), within 10 miles by cropland (36%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (32%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zhoukoudian 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Zhoukoudian.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Zhoukoudian 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 Zhoukoudian is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Zhoukoudian and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beijing Capital International Airport (62%, 71 kilometers, northeast); Tianjin Binhai International Airport (23%, 136 kilometers, southeast); and Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (14%, 189 kilometers, southwest).
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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