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Average Weather in Hohhot China

In Hohhot, the summers are long, warm, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, freezing, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 1°F to 83°F and is rarely below -9°F or above 91°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Hohhot for warm-weather activities is from early June to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 10 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 15, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 24 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 1°F and high of 21°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in HohhotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfrigidfreezingcoolcoolwarmcoldfreezingcoldcomfortablefrigidvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Willmar, Minnesota, United States (6,281 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Hohhot (view comparison).

Clouds

In Hohhot, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Hohhot begins around September 4 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around February 15. On December 9, 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 February 15 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around September 4. On June 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in HohhotclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 977%Dec 977%Jun 1759%Jun 1759%Sep 468%Sep 468%Feb 1568%Feb 1568%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Hohhot varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from June 10 to September 19, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on July 31.

The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 19 to June 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on January 13.

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 in Hohhot changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.8 months, from February 28 to November 22. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on July 31.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.1 months, from November 25 to February 28. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 1% on February 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Hohhot experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 25 to October 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 19 to April 25. The least rain falls around January 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Hohhot varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:01 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 7:57 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:05 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:09 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Hohhot during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in HohhotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:01 AMJun 155:01 AM8:09 PMJun 288:09 PMJun 28Dec 75:05 PMDec 75:05 PM7:57 AMJan 57:57 AMJan 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

Hohhot experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from July 5 to August 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 31, with muggy conditions 10% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is November 10, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in HohhotmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 100%Nov 100%Jul 3110%Jul 3110%Jul 53%Jul 53%drydrymuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Hohhot experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from February 19 to June 9, with average wind speeds of more than 9.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from June 9 to February 19. The calmest day of the year is August 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in HohhotwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphApr 2011.6 mphApr 2011.6 mphAug 177.0 mphAug 177.0 mphFeb 199.3 mphFeb 199.3 mphJun 99.3 mphJun 99.3 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hohhot varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from May 25 to June 3, with a peak percentage of 32% on May 27. The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 months, from June 3 to October 3, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 29. The wind is most often from the west for 7.7 months, from October 3 to May 25, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in HohhotWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hohhot 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 Hohhot for general outdoor tourist activities is from early June to late August, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Hohhotbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.17.10.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Hohhot for hot-weather activities is from early July to early August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in HohhotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.84.80.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Hohhot typically lasts for 5.6 months (171 days), from around April 21 to around October 9, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 7, and rarely ending before September 23 or after October 25.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Hohhotgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Apr 2150%Apr 2150%Oct 950%Oct 950%May 790%May 790%Sep 2390%Sep 2390%Apr 410%Apr 410%Oct 2510%Oct 2510%Jul 15100%Jul 15100%frigidfreezingcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhotvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Hohhot should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 12 or after May 1.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.6 months, from April 14 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 3, with an average of 7.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 3 to February 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in HohhotbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 37.3 kWhJun 37.3 kWhDec 212.4 kWhDec 212.4 kWhApr 146.3 kWhApr 146.3 kWhAug 26.3 kWhAug 26.3 kWhFeb 53.4 kWhFeb 53.4 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hohhot are 40.811 deg latitude, 111.652 deg longitude, and 3,455 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Hohhot contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 108 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,450 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,871 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,301 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Hohhot is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (33%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by grassland (40%) and cropland (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Hohhot, 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 is only a single weather station, Hohhot Baita International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Hohhot.

At a distance of 15 kilometers from Hohhot, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Hohhot according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.

Disclaimer

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.