Average Weather in Zijin China
In Zijin, the summers are long, comfortable, and mostly cloudy and the winters are freezing, dry, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 11°F to 72°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 76°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Zijin for warm-weather activities is from late May to early July.
The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 18 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is June 23, with an average high of 72°F and low of 44°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 29 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 11°F and high of 38°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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Mammoth Lakes, California, United States (7,490 miles away) and Cascade-Chipita Park, Colorado, United States (7,664 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Zijin (view comparison).
In Zijin, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Zijin begins around September 17 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 20. On November 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 20 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 17. On August 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Zijin varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.8 months, from June 16 to September 10, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 9.2 months, from September 10 to June 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on January 1.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 46% on August 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Zijin experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from May 13 to September 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from September 25 to May 13. The least rain falls around January 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Zijin varies over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 0 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:02 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 54 minutes later at 6:56 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:03 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:04 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Zijin during 2020.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 perceived humidity level in Zijin, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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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 Zijin experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from December 20 to May 2, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from May 2 to December 20. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Zijin varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.2 months, from May 6 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 78% on August 22. The wind is most often from the west for 5.8 months, from November 12 to May 6, with a peak percentage of 62% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Zijin throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Zijin for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to early July, with a peak score in the second week of June.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Zijin for hot-weather activities is from early June to early July, with a peak score in the third week of June.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
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 Zijin typically lasts for 4.5 months (137 days), from around May 19 to around October 2, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 17.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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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.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Zijin should appear around May 11, only rarely appearing before May 2 or after May 20.
Growing Degree Days
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 experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from April 9 to June 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 28, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 10 to February 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 4.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Zijin are 28.920 deg latitude, 89.533 deg longitude, and 13,291 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Zijin contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,152 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 13,322 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,000 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,512 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Zijin is covered by grassland (86%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by grassland (91%), and within 50 miles by grassland (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Zijin, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Zijin is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Zijin, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.