Average Weather in Xiangzhou China
In Xiangzhou, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and overcast and the winters are short, cold, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 89°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Xiangzhou for warm-weather activities is from late September to early November.
The hot season lasts for 5.5 months, from April 23 to October 9, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is August 14, with an average high of 89°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.3 months, from December 7 to February 16, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 43°F and high of 63°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
In Xiangzhou, 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 Xiangzhou begins around September 18 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 5. On December 19, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around May 5 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around September 18. On June 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Xiangzhou varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from March 26 to September 2, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 56% on June 19.
The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from September 2 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on December 18.
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 56% on June 19.
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. Xiangzhou experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Xiangzhou. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 9, with an average total accumulation of 10.6 inches.
The least rain falls around December 18, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Xiangzhou varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:53 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 33 minutes later at 7:26 AM on January 15. The earliest sunset is at 5:53 PM on November 29, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 40 minutes later at 7:33 PM on July 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Xiangzhou during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Xiangzhou experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from March 20 to November 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 7, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 7, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Xiangzhou experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from November 11 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 17 to November 11. The calmest day of the year is August 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Xiangzhou varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.0 months, from March 3 to September 2, with a peak percentage of 77% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 6.0 months, from September 2 to March 3, with a peak percentage of 58% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Xiangzhou 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 Xiangzhou for general outdoor tourist activities is from late September to early November, with a peak score in the second week of October.
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 Xiangzhou for hot-weather activities is from late August to early October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Xiangzhou over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 9, with a 52% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Xiangzhou should appear around January 17, only rarely appearing before January 11 or after January 30.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 20 to October 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 5.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from November 26 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is January 9, with an average of 3.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Xiangzhou are 23.973 deg latitude, 109.667 deg longitude, and 367 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Xiangzhou contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 925 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 405 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,631 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,253 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Xiangzhou is covered by trees (61%), water (11%), and artificial surfaces (10%), within 10 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (51%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Xiangzhou, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Xiangzhou 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 Xiangzhou, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .